Mickey Raphael

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Mickey Raphael
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Mickey Raphael in Dublin, during a Willie Nelson & Family concert.
Background information
Origin Dallas, TX, USA
Genres Sephardic
Occupations Harmonica Player
Actor
Instruments Harmonica
Associated acts Willie Nelson
The Family
Website www.mickeyraphael.com
Notable instruments
Harmonica

Michael Siegfried "Mickey" Raphael (born November 7, 1951) is a professional harmonica player, best known for his work with Willie Nelson. He has recorded with Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Leon Russell, Bonnie Raitt, Elton John, Mötley Crüe, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Maria Muldaur, Wynton Marsalis, Kenny Chesney, U2 and Neil Young.[1]

Raphael's style is mostly second position, concentrating mostly on draw notes. He is a master of smooth note transitions and melodic riffs.

Raphael also appeared in the movies Songwriter and Honeysuckle Rose.

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