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“Jackson and other event organizers decided on a harp -- another name for the harmonica -- theme for the festival after booking powerhouse Jimi Lee.”
“Jimi Lee defies classification. He is a great blues harmonica player, guitarist, singer and composer, but he plays jazz and fits in just fine with a traditional trio. He played his own music … This was an incredible show.”
“Harmonica ace JIMI LEE has pulled stints in San Francisco, Hawaii, and now Austin, Texas. LEE’s harp work is beyond reproach; he’s all over the place, slipping in quick, sharp fills and taking high-fly-ing solos that build to the stars. The funny "Laundromat" is a srtaightforward shuffle played perfectly, while "Workin' Too Hard" is an everyman's lament given a generic, if energetic, blues funk setting.”
"Thundering applause for songwriter JIMI LEE of Austin, Texas - a real crowd-pleaser this week at 'MundHarmonika live' festival in Klingenthal Germany". "Enthusiastic audience after Lee's performance that connects the historic development of the harmonica in the Klingenthal region to the music of today".
“It was Jimi Lee a Texas bluesman, on harp that blew away the thousands plus at the festival and club shows. Personally, I feel Jimi is the best I’ve heard and was lucky to have him fill in when Sam Lay’s harpman cancelled. The more the band gave solos to Jimi Lee the more he ate it up and blew it right back out. ”
“Harmonica & guitar player extraordinaire”
“Jimi Lee is a harmonica master, who writes his own songs, sings, plays guitar and harmonica all at the same time”
"Voted Best Solo/Duo Performer Austin Texas 2009"
“Some of the SPAH festival highlights for me were getting an appreciation for folks previously unknown to me, like the energy, vocals, and harp chops of Jimi Lee.”
“Performance highlights for me were Austin’s Jimi Lee (who played Whammer Jammer by J. Geils Band with the harp in a rack, accompanying himself on guitar).”
“Winner “Best Blues Song 2009” Pocket Full Of Soul”
“Singing the blues…this Austin musician has truly earned the right to play the blues. He’s Jimi Lee, blues singer, songwriter, guitarist and harmonica player, a former street person who knows first hand the old adage: “You gotta pay your dues to play the blues.” … the whiskey-voiced Jimi Lee living in the Bay Area ... opened for top players like Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and Bobby “Blue” Bland. ”