Growing up in Pennsylvania, Jim Seliga was an inspired harmonica player, and he will still have a a mouth organ at the ready when he steps on The District Stage for RiverFront Live! on Friday, July 7 at 6 p.m. in downtown Port Clinton.
As a young performer, Selina was constantly experimenting with classic rock and folk while en route to singing the blues. Later on, after an informal introduction to bluegrass music, Seliga began playing rhythm guitar.
Not surprisingly, over the years the Keystone State musician became an entertainer and gradually developed his own style of stage presence, mixing blues and bluegrass. He credits such stars as Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Charles Musclewhite and Jonathan Edwards as the performers who were instrumental for provoking a return to his special style of harmonica playing.
Today, his talent with guitar and harmonica has enhanced his repertoire, and taken flight with his audiences as Seliga musically wanders from blues to bluegrass —and often beyond when he focuses for a while on classic rock and folk music.