Harmonica player Carol Moog is known to be a “huge sound in a small package.” Moog played for many years before launching No Alibi Blues Band. With the fabulous late vocalist Zan Gardner, the band quickly developed a loyal following at Philadelphia’s top music venues, such as Warmdaddy’s, Tin Angel and World Cafe Live.
Moog continued to perform with what became the original Zan Gardner Blues Band. The high energy blues and funk band appeared with such legends as John Lee Hooker, Koko Taylor, Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Rogers, Leon Russell/Edgar Winter, John Mayall and Roy Buchanan.
In her exceptional acoustic duos, partnering with Garry Codgell, Randy Lippincott, “Chicago” Carl Snyder (recent winner of a Lifetime Achievement award by the Lehigh Valley Blues Foundation) and George Urgo. Moog has appeared with such notables as Saffire, Ronnie Earl, Guy Davis, Kelly Joe Phelps, and John Hammond.
With Tattar, Tucker, Moog and Jackson, Carol Moog powers a driving four-piece band playing R&B, roots rock such as early Stones, New Orleans, and blues. The band recently released a CD and plays parties, events, clubs and festivals.
Moog’s musical influences are varied and include Sonny Terry, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, Paul Butterfield, Hank Crawford, Fats Domino, Mose Allison, Muddy Waters, Dinah Washington and James Cotton.
Over the years, Moog has played Riverblues, Mellon Jazz Festival, Tremblant International Blues Festival, corporate events such as QVC’s Pioneer Studios opening, the Philly Gold Awards, and FringeArts.
Carol recently received the 14th Annual Versatility Entertainment and Image Award, sponsored by Healthy Music Matters/Developing Excellence. She is the first female harmonica player to receive this honor.