Hello everyone from Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
I have named myself after my first harmonica hero: Charlie McCoy. Hearing him play with so much clairity, precision, smoothness, and sometimes speed (i.e. the Orange Bloosom Special) just blew me away. For the record my second harp hero is Little Walter. The only thing I have in commond with him is our birthdates.
I have since added more heroes: Todd Parrott, Sam Myers, Charles Musselwhite, Jazz Gilliam, Annie Raines, Christine Berton, Brendan Powers, Adam Gussow, and Bob Dylan (ah just joking).
My other musical heroes are: Johnny Cash (yeah I know he's not a great harp player, but he is a whole lot better than Dylan) Bob Dylan (outside of harping he's great), Leo Kottke, Marty Robbins, Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, Vasser Cleaments, Carlos Montoya, Paco Pena, Bing Crosby, the Animals, the Rolling Stones, the Supreams, Mama Cass Elliot, the Doors, Eric Clapton, Howlin Wolf, Elvis, the Doors, CCR, Hazmat Modine, Sungha Jung, John Turner (the younger one on youtube) and Tommy Emmanuel.
I like Blues, Bluegrass, 50s and 60s Rock'n' Roll, early jazz (Benny Goodman) and Classical Music.
I dislike disco, Duke Ellington, Coltrane, John Cage, and I especially detest rap. Rap I don't even consider music. Can you play rap on a harmonica? Can you even hum a rap song?
By the way, there are a lot of others that I like and admire.