Who is the best harmonica player alive?

Well, as with any "who is best" question, it is all a matter of opinion. However, I don't think anyone would dispute that John Popper of Blues Traveler is the best harmonica player alive. Or would they? Actually, until recently, many fans of blazing fast harmonica had only John Popper and "Miss You" ace Sugar Blue to choose from. But with the emergence of Jason Ricci, a new speed demon has emerged: a player who effortly synthesizes Popper's rock approach, the deep blues of North Mississippi (where Ricci served his apprenticeship in Junior Kimbrough's legendary Chulahoma juke joint), and the overblow pyrotechnics of jazz/World-Music master Howard Levy. Popper was king in the 1990s; Ricci is the new star.