“Soft, clever, and beautiful.”
The Harmonica Pocket begins with the swinging songs of Northwest singer-songwriter Keeth Monta Apgar. Rich in image, harmony and rhyme his lyrical songs tell stories about plants, love, forgiveness and the outdoors.
The songs are brought to life by a rotating musical cast o' plenty. As both a recording and live performance project, The Harmonica Pocket is known for its outside the box headphone-pop and highly improvised live shows laced with unusual cover songs and humor.
Studio albums feature ukuleles and acoustic guitars strummed over tight vocal harmonies and delicate fingerplucked melodies. Horn sections swell and tiny musical secrets are woven into the corners of the mix.
The Harmonica Pocket performs as a solo act, a duo and also with a full rhythm section. Plugged-in solo shows incorporate live loops to "build a band" right in front of the audience's ears. Bass, wah-wah guitar solos and (of course) harmonicas round out a big sound for a solo performer with only a loop pedal on stage.
The band records and releases Singer-Songwriter as well as Kindie music. If you like The Harmonica Pocket's grownup albums, yer gonna like the kids' stuff, and vice versa.
The Harmonica Pocket has charted on core college and non-commercial radio stations around the country, is being played on satellite radio, MTV and other cable stations and is currently being streamed all over the planet.
“An acoustic treat.”
Silly and sweet, The Harmonica Pocket's kids music is for everyone from age Zero to Grandma.
Their thoughtful, acoustic and chill music is perfect for today's families with kids. Equal parts "Uplifting," "Organic," and "Clever," the "Pure pop goodness" of The Harmonica Pocket will win you over with laid-back originals and playful re-workings of traditional tunes.
The Harmonica Pocket takes musical risks and you won't hear arrangements like this on any other album for children. Past studio releases have won coveted Parents' Choice Gold awards. The band produces their music in an off-grid studio powered by solar electricity.
The Harmonica Pocket has performed for busloads of children and adults in theaters, classrooms, libraries, clubs, and festivals nationally and internationally. When they take the stage -- as a solo act, a duo or with the full band -- audiences of all ages are taken on a fully engaging, sensory adventure filled with music, movement, color and unexpected props.
Solo shows incorporate live loops to "build a band" right in front of the audience's ears. Acoustic guitar, ukulele, bass, wah-wah guitar solos and (of course) harmonicas fill out a big sound for a solo performer with only a handful of instruments and a loop pedal on stage.
The Harmonica Pocket has a lot of fun onstage and every interactive, highly improvised all-ages show gets kids and grown-ups laughing, singing and moving in their seats.