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, Tom Morello, Paul Simon, Snoop Dogg, Engelbert Humperdinck, 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, U2, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Jerry Lee Lewis, Blind Boys of Alabama, Waylon Jennings, Aaron Lewis, Rodney Crowell, Supersuckers and Dan Auerbach.

Mickey Raphael
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Mickey Raphael in the studio
Background information
Birth nameMichael Siegfried Raphael[1]
Born (1951-11-07) November 7, 1951 (age 68)
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
GenresCountry, rock, pop
Occupation(s)Musician, producer, actor
Years active1972–present
Associated actsWillie Nelson
the Highwaymen
WebsiteOfficial website

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.[citation needed]

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


  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 December 5, 2017.
  2. ^ Mickey Raphael - Biography (Official Website)

External linksEdit

FOR RECORDING CREDITS : http://www.allmusic.com/artist/mickey-raphael-mn0000109552

FOR RECORDING CREDITS & DISCOGRAPHY : https://www.discogs.com/artist/408215-Mickey-Raphael