Gérald Laroche

Gérald Laroche is Canada’s Legendary Harmonica Wizard and a 1991 Juno Award winner. From Europe to the Arctic Circle, from international music and storytelling festivals to concert stages on four continents, Gérald’s musicianship has garnered rave reviews and brought audiences of all ages to their feet. He is a spellbinding performer, composer, musician, and singer. Whether performing solo, or with guitar or percussion accompaniment, Gérald blends contemporary sounds of Cajun, Zydeco, blues, jazz, and African rhythms with his rich French-Canadian musical heritage.


Canada’s Gérald Laroche creates unique and spellbinding aural landscapes with his multitude of harmonicas, mouth bows, whistles, foot percussion, and electro-acoustic enhancements. These sonic masterpieces frame his fanciful stories created from his impressions and travels through many lands – in particular the north of Canada – and from the legends handed down to him by his “voyageur” ancestors.

The often unbelievable harmonica sounds sizzle with the musicality of a master player, one who has been compared to harmonica greats like Sonny Boy Williamson, Larry Adler, and Sonny Terry. A Gérald Laroche concert is a feast for the ears and the imagination.