Todd Parrott

09.12.2013

Biography

Todd has been playing harmonica for nearly 25 years, and has been blessed to perform and record with several artists.  Growing up on the church pew in NC, he was exposed to lively music at a young age, and it wasn't long until he picked up his first instrument... the harmonica. 

Todd recalls, "I remember as a kid when an evangelist by the name of David McKemy visited our church.  The pastor had been announcing that he played a French Horn, but I think he meant French "Harp" instead (which is a common name for harmonica).  So, I was expecting this guy to come to the pulpit playing some type of brass horn.  When he walked to the pulpit, whipped out a harmonica and started to play, I was amazed!

I was determined that night to learn to play the harmonica, so on the last night of the series of services, I bought a harmonica from him (against my mother's wishes I might add).  The other kids laughed and teased me a little bit, but the harmonica kinda "stuck" with me. After several years, I'm still playing harmonica, but have come to realize that this was just the start of something greater.  Music has opened so many positive doors in my life.  I'm not sure where I'd be today or what I'd be doing had I not picked up that first harmonica.  God has blessed me with a gift, and sharing my music with others is my way of partly giving back."

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