Mickey Raphael
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Mickey Raphael
Mickey Raphael
Mickey Raphael in the studio
Mickey Raphael in the studio
Background information
Michael Siegfried Raphael[1]
Born (1951-11-07) November 7, 1951 (age 69)
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
GenresCountry, rock, pop
Musician, producer, actor
Willie Nelson
the Highwaymen
WebsiteOfficial website

Michael Siegfried "Mickey" Raphael[1] (born November 7, 1951) is an American harmonica player, music producer and actor best known for his work with Willie Nelson. He has performed or recorded with Jason Isbell, Townes Van Zandt, Chris Stapleton, Jerry Jeff Walker, Tom Morello, Paul Simon, Snoop Dogg, Engelbert Humperdinck, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Leon Bridges, Neil Young, Norah Jones Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Duane Eddy, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Leon Russell, Lionel Richie, Elton John, Mötley Crüe, Zac Brown Band, Dave Matthews, Blue Öyster Cult, Wynton Marsalis, Lonnie Donnegan, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, U2, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Don Williams, Jerry Lee Lewis, Blind Boys of Alabama, Waylon Jennings, Aaron Lewis, Margo Price, Rodney Crowell, Supersuckers and Dan Auerbach.

Production credits include Naked Willie, a stripped down remix of Willie Nelson's early RCA catalogs and the 2016 release of THE HIGHWAYMEN Box set, which includes live performances by Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson and one new release produced by Raphael with legendary producer Chips Momans .[2]

Raphael also appeared in the movies Songwriter and Honeysuckle Rose, and filmed performances with Willie Nelson, Wynton Marsalis, and Norah Jones.[]

Mickey Raphael calls Nashville home and continues to tour, record, and produce projects in Nashville, New York, and Los Angeles.[]



  1. ^ a b Pound, Kara (May 9, 2014). "Willie Nelson's harmonica player opens up about life on the road". The St. Augustine Record. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ "Mickey Raphael - Biography". Mickeyraphael.com. Retrieved 2021.
  3. ^ Horowitz, Hal (2017-02-23). "All Them Witches: Sleeping Through The War". American Songwriter. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Gunther, Marty. "Peter Parcek - Mississippi Suitcase | Album Review". Bluesblastmagazine.com. Retrieved 2021.

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