Tulsa Read's
Biography

Eric Anderson
Argent
Aztec Two-Step
Ginger Baker-Gurvitz Army
Randy Barlow
Theodore Bikel
Elvin Bishop
Blackfoot
The Box Tops & Dennis Yost
Blood Sweat & Tears
Blue Oyster Cult
Marc Bolan & T. Rex             Jimmie Bratcher                         George Brett
Brewer & Shipley
David Bromberg
Dave Brubeck 
Roy Buchanan
Paul Butterfield                       Buddy Cage
The Capris
George Carlin
Chambers Brothers
Harry Chapin
Tom Chapin
Cheech & Chong                     Michael Clarke
Stanley Clarke
Climax Blues Band
Billy Cobham
Commander Cody                     Richie Cole
Don Cooper                               Chick Corea
Larry Coryell
James Cotton
Bill Crofut
Dave & Sugar
Joey Dee
Del Fuegos
Paul Desmond
Al DiMeola
The Dovells
Connie Dover
The Deadly Nightshade
Dr. Hook
Dr. John
Les Dudeck
George Duke
Aynsley Dunbar                         Electric Light Orchestra             Elephants Memory                                                       
Terry Elton                                 Krista Eyler                            Firefall                                    Flying Burrito Brothers            Good Old Boys
Good Rats
Martha Graham Dancers
David Grisman
Henry Gross
Buddy Guy & Junior Wells
Harlem Globetrotters
Hair-National Touring Co.       
Lauren Hart                              Keef Hartley
Ray Hildebrand
Chris Hillman
Hot Tuna
Howdy Moon
If
The Image
Luther Johnson
Journey
Eddie Kendricks
B. B. King
Eddie Kirkland
Mason Krofot                               Pat LaBarbera
Paul Lavelle Orchestra
Lazy Lester                            Bobby Lewis
Robert Jr. Lockwood
Locomotiv GT
Maelstrom Percussion Ensemble
Taj Mahal                           
The Marcels
The Marvelettes
Pat Matheney & Lyle Mays
Charlie McClain
John McEuen
Brownie McGhee
Blue Mitchell
Airto Moreira
Alphonse Mouson
Maria Muldaur
Matt "Guitar" Murphy
Nektar
Bonnie Nelson
New Riders of the Purple Sage
New York City
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band                  Ted Nugent                         Orleans                                      
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The Orions                             Lee Oskar                               Jaco Pastorius                         Bill Payne                         Pinetop Perkins  
Point Blank
Pointer Sisters
Andy Powell
Ronnie Profit
Quicksilver Messenger Service
Bonnie Raitt
Kenny Rankin
The Regents
Renaissance & Annie Haslam
Buddy Rich
Jeannie C. Riley
Freddy Robertson                   David Ruffin
Dave Van Ronk
Rush
Chris Rush
Tom Rush                             Mark Sallings
Boz Scaggs
Eric Von Schmidt
John Scofield
John Sebastian
Wayne Shorter
Kim Simmons
Red Sovine
Al Stewart
Billy Taylor                           Livingston Taylor
Sonny Terry                             Kurt Thomas                         Chester Thompson
Ike & Tina Turner
The Vogues
Frank Wakefield
Weather Report
Kitty Wells
Lenny White
Johnny Winter
ZZ Top
Frank Zappa                           Joe Zawinul
Zhislin & Bauer

Musical & Technical Education

Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA
New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA
Turtle Bay Music School, Manhattan, NY
Recording Engineers Institute, Levittown, NY
Seminars on: Theatre & Concert Lighting Design; Special Lighting Effects; Lighting Equipment Operations conducted by Eric Cornwell, Lighting Designer for the Joffrey II Dance Company and Trinity Theatre, Manhattan, NY.

Professional  Skills

Concert Stage Manager
Concert Security Chief
Lighting Engineer
Audio & Recording Engineer
Harmonica & Percussion  Instructor
Studio & Concert Musician ( harmonica, percussion, keyboard synthesizers, slide guitar & xylophone )
Music Physical Respiratory Therapist

Awards

1998 & 2001           First Place  U.S. National Harmonica Championship - Blues Division.
1999                       First Place U.S. National Harmonica Championship - Open  Division. 
1996                       First Place  Kansas State Championship - Misc. Acoustic Instruments-
                                 Bluegrass & Country  Harmonica.
1999 & 2000          Received recognition awards from the National Traditional Country Music 
                                 Association, Inc.
2000, 2003,           Received awards from S.P.A.H., Inc. for his contributions of Knowledge 
2004 & 2005            and Expertise Preserving and Advancing the Harmonica through Teaching.
2002                      Received Tribute Award from the Kansas State Capital House of Representatives.
2006                      Inducted into America's Old Time "Country Music Hall Of Fame" by the National
                                Traditional Country Music Association, Inc.                                                       2014                      Received Certificate of Appreciation Award from the Rotary International Club. 

Stage Manager Employment

Capitol Theatre, Portchester, NY
Dick Clark's RKO Music Hall, White Plains, NY
The American Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford, CT
Westport County Playhouse Theatre, Westport, CT
Palace Theatre, Waterbury, CT
Hartman Theatre, Stamford, CT
Longshore Inn Theatre, Westport, CT
Levitt Pavillion, Westport, CT
Candlewood Playhouse Theatre, New Fairfield, CT
Palace Theatre, Stamford, CT
Kennedy Memorial Stadium, New Haven, CT
Yale Bowl Stadium, New Haven, CT

Professional services provided for the following artists:
Employment History  ( cont'd )

President of A Little Louder Productions, established in Wilton, CT from 1972 to 1990, offering professional services: stage managers, stage crews, security chiefs, security crews, roadies, sound and lighting technicians.

Conducted harmonica classes for:  Wilton Board of Education, Wilton, CT; Johnson County Parks & Recreational Dept., Overland Park, KS.                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Miscellaneous Information

Established the Kansas City Metro Harmonica Society in 1990 with Phil Duncan, author of various harmonica educational publications for Mel Bay Publications, Inc.; Established Harmonica On Line in 1999. 

Studied chromatic harmonica instructions under the direction of China's classical harmonica virtuoso, Cham-Ber Huang.


A member of: The Society for the Preservation & Advancement of the Harmonica, Inc. ( SPAH ); Kansas City Blues Society; Tri-State Bluegrass Association; Heart of America Bluegrass & Old Time Music (HABOT).
                                                                                                                                                 

Conducted harmonica seminars with: Lee Oskar; Harry Desko; Charlie McCoy; Kirk "Jelly Roll' Johnson; Little Hatch; Michael Peloquin; Cara Cooke; Tony Eyers; P.T. Gazell; Phil Duncan; Clay Kirkland; Lonnie Joe Howell.

Contributing writer for: The American Harmonica News Magazine; Harmonica Happenings Magazine; Harmonica Educator Magazine.

Employment Services

Harmonica Studio Musician for: studio recording sessions; television & movie soundtracks; commercials; musical artists.

Harmonicist Concert Performer for: theater auditoriums; music festivals; schools; public libraries; churches.

Harmonica Instructor & Respiratory Therapist for adults; seminars; music stores; medical institutions.

New Age Music Keyboard Synthesist Composer for: studio recording sessions; television & movie soundtracks; commercials; musical artists; magicians; dancers; figure skaters; and for Bio-Feedback Therapy.     

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