Alfie Harpo was born in Valencia, Venezuela under the name Alfredo Barranco.
Alfredo toured extensively in South America from 1992 to 1997, developing the reputation as one of the best Harp players in this half of the hemisphere, and soon to be...The USA.
Alfie brought his smoking Harmonica riffs to America in 1998, and was afforded the opportunity to follow Paul D'Lay at The BB King Blues Club in Memphis, TN. December 04, 1998. This was a moment of greatness that furthered his reputation as one of the Elite. He earned a small nomination at the 1999 Handy Music Award in Memphis, TN as part of the Glendora Harp Summit "Sonny Boy Williamson Tribute", Best Communication and Harmonica Teaching and Live Performances.
This event was also nominated for a 1999 Keeping The Blues Alive Award at the W.C. Handy Awards, in the categories of education, historical preservation, and Internet communications.
With each riveting performance, Alfie proves why he is so honored. His American tour began with The Sonny Boy Williamson Tribute, during which he performed with such guests as Sugar Blue, Lee Oskar, Rockin' Jake, Jumpin' Johnny Samson, Blind Mississippi Morris, Arthur Williams, Billy Gibson and Paul D'Lay. He went on to rock Florida's Tobacco Road and dominated the stage with the Joey Gilmore Band.
Has established as a National American Act, after touring in New Orleans LA, Helena AK, Los Angeles CA, Seattle WA, Everett Wa, Vancouver Wa, Bellingham Wa, Spoken Wa, Yakima Wa, Deming Wa, Atlanta GA, Green Bay WI, Aztec City NM, and Cortez CO.
In 2007 started touring with Leon Hendrix, Brother of Guitar Legend "Jimi Hendrix", following 2009 and 2010 at Rock Festivals and played with Leon at 40th Memorial of Jimi Hendrix in September of 2010 at Jimi Hendrix Park in Seattle, WA.
Since 2002 till 2014 has been through stages in Biloxi MS, Ocean Spring MS, Miami FL, Fort Lauderdale FL, Fort Myers FL, Green Bay WI, Aztec City Theater NM, and Cortez CO.
Alfie Harpo has currently established himself in Seattle,Wa
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