The Harmonica Lady

Artist/musician Nedra Russ talks about all things Harmonica music and the artist process. Art installations, song writing NJR Music and being a teacher. Interview and more

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Monday Sep 05, 2022

Great time at the 59th SPAH Convention in Tulsa OK. I had a great time and got to hang out with Charlies Musselwhite. This podcast is about that. Enjoy  To buy his new CD visit his web page https://www.charliemusselwhite.com To see more about SPAH visit link https://www.spah.org Visit my page athttps://www.nedraruss.com To leave a tip or help to support this podcast visit https://paypal.me/TheHarmonicaLady?country.x=US&locale.x=en_US  

Saturday Aug 06, 2022

Update of what is up. Whats to come and how things are going   

Tuesday Apr 26, 2022

Web Page  http://michaelrubinharmonica.com   Players Mike Keller guitar Michael Archer Bass Mark Hays drums Producer Josh Fulero Engineer Matt Smith Studio 6 String Ranch   Podcasters web site  www.nedraruss.com 

Monday Feb 21, 2022

This episode I had the pleasure of talking with Jerry Fierro. We talk about his time with Sonny Terry and how enlightening that was for himself and his now students. We also talked about what is going on with him these days in and around Naples Florida. Jerry and the band Mudbone run a jam every Tuesday night at the DogTooth sports bar 5310 Shirley St. Naples, FL 34109. Here are some words form the Florida Weekley  PROFILES IN PARADISE March 12, 2015 Jerry Fierro, with his harmonica and occasionally the congas, is a regular guest when the band Mudbone invites other musicians to sit in for a jam session on Tuesday evenings at Weekend Willie’s. Jerry plays great blues and is a terrific blues singer as well. It’s clear he’s having a great time when he plays. His level of excellence is not easily attained, and he’s had quite a musical journey.   He was born the ninth of 10 kids, just five minutes after his twin sister Mary, on Dec. 8, 1958, in Paterson, N.J. Although there were no musicians in the house (his dad was an accomplished auto mechanic and mom was a housewife), there was always music playing. Jerry remembers his parents having great parties with jazz standards on the record player and sometimes a live band in the yard.     He was a senior at Passaic County Tech High School, studying to become a baker, when he got the notion to play music. Inspired by watching a cousin play the harmonica and sing, he bought his first marine band harmonica in 1975 for $5.26 at the legendary Manny’s Music in New York City. Two more really good things happened that same year, he says:   First, he was introduced to Bob “Hoochie Coochie” Paolucci, who taught him what to play and, more importantly, what not to play. “Hooch is still out there doing his thing in Long Island, New York,” he says. And second, he met Son Lewis (Silk City Records) by answering an ad in the local music rag. “Son is a true bluesman who never made it big but should have,” he says. “He must have seen something in me, because he would sneak me into nightclubs to perform when I was 16. We’ve been playing on and off together ever since.” After a few years playing with Mr. Lewis, Jerry got the opportunity to expand his horizons by joining Impact, a local band of brothers (now called The Flying Mueller Brothers). They played the blues and almost every other genre of music, too. For eight years, from 1978 to ’86, the band played the New York metro area. It was during that time that Jerry met blues harpist Sonny Terry. Renowned for his unique style of “hootin’ and hollerin,’” Mr. Terry gave Jerry lessons on the harmonica. Other highlights of Jerry’s music career include playing with such greats as Junior Wells, Hubert Sumlin, Johnny Copeland, Jorma Kaukonen, Felix Cavaliere “and now the best players in Southwest Florida — Mudbone,” he says. In 2014 Jerry won the trophy for Overall Champion in the Forida Harmonica Competition. https://www.facebook.com/jerry.fierro.10 Check out the Mudbone Jam with Jerry and the band https://www.dogtoothnaples.com/happenings/ I started this new page on facebook after years of establishing other pages one being the first woman admin at World of Hamronica and founding member of Harmonica Jam. Now We my husband Julio inglasses run this group of world wide harmonica LOVERS! https://www.facebook.com/groups/1598464463522496 Visit my site for more cool linkd and blogs https://www.nedraruss.com  

Tuesday Feb 08, 2022

Fantastic and fun interview with Master Harmonicist Charlie Barath We talked about his record Just Me and My Friends Here is what he says on Bandcamp I put together this specific collection of songs for two reasons: 1. To demonstrate the diversity in my songwriting as well as my Harmonica playing and my Vocals. 2. To shine a spotlight on some of the amazing and talented people that I am fortunate to work with on a regular basis, AND call my friends. I am thrilled to be able to present this music to the listening public, and I truly hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I've enjoyed creating it! My sincere thanks to you! credits released May 13, 2021 Bandcamp https://charliebarath.bandcamp.com/album/just-me-and-my-friend-s?fbclid=IwAR2bxKtMDFfCMDgPs_Ov_is5ZkZj0G_39xo_UNrt4M7QyYT4OMJgsqSYskA You can also follow him on Facebbok https://www.facebook.com/charliebarathharmonica  here is the link to the art we talked about https://geoffreygordonfineart.com/?fbclid=IwAR1CAwS2Ru98J2V6KQfhYams31gXh4otQ3UkmqKCamKKAkReA5L-VmP4Ync   Check out our Facebook page The Hamonica Lovers https://www.facebook.com/groups/1598464463522496 Visit my web https://www.facebook.com/groups/1598464463522496

Friday Nov 26, 2021

Music from my vaults of KQBM shows    Don’t take advantage of me Jason Ricci JJ Appleton Dirty Money Cd Don’t badger the witness          “ “             “ “              Beautiful Slop CD Geaux Nits Kids                          “ “            “  “                   “ “  “ “     https://mooncat.org Rocket RIde                         David Barrett                    It takes Three CD Meet Me Where They Play the Blues Terry Leonino Blues Harp Women The Ballad of Mingo County                            Paula Davis  Stewart Too Late                                                            Little Walter  Singal Hooka Tooka Chambers Brothers Classic Harmonica Blues from Smithsonian Folkways City Of New Orleans Charlie McCoy Ear Candy Country & Folk Amazing Grace Todd Parrott Songs From The Harp Religious Down By the RiversideSofie ReedRed HenBlues Blues With a WhoopSonny Terry & Brownie McGheeWizard of the HarmonicaBlues Take this hammer                                    “  “                                                     “    “ Old lost John                                             “   “                                                  “     “ Work Song                                               Paul Butterfield    The Butterfield Blues Band CD Born In Chicago                                              “  “                            “  “ Amazonas                             Howard Levy                                     Tango & Jazz (Live)Jazz Bring it to Jerome                                      Billy F  Gibbons                              The Big Bad Blue Accelerated Blues            Blues Tavlers                                                   HOHNER_Originals_Digital_Album Nick Moss feat. Dennis Gruenling               HOHNER_Originals_Digital_Album     Mickey Raphael                                             Hand to Mouth3/14/18, 1:33 PM Shake Your Moneymaker Roy Rogers & Norton Buffalo n     Travellin' Tracks Fat Cats & Thin Dogs       Eric Noden & Joe Filisko         Missed Train Blues Me and Bobby Bones                                Nedra and Julio                     Blues news Summertime                       Christelle BerthonBlues Harp Women Sunday Soup                   Todd Parrott                                   Songs From The Harp  

Saturday Oct 23, 2021

Interview with Michael Rubin about his solo project Help make art and music with Michael go to his New Album Fundraiser https://gofund.me/cf834273   Web Page  http://michaelrubinharmonica.com   Players Mike Keller guitar Michael Archer Bass Mark Hays drums Producer Josh Fulero Engineer Matt Smith Studio 6 String Ranch   Podcasters web site  www.nedraruss.com 

Tuesday Jun 08, 2021

Todays I interview Michael D'Eath -- President  Jerry Deall -- Vice President Of SPAH is a worldwide harmonica organisation based in the United States. SPAH —the Society for the Preservation and Advancement of the Harmonica —is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit registered in the State of Michigan. SPAH advances its mission of preservation and advancement since 1963 in many ways. To learn more or register for events and become a member visit https://www.spah.org/index.asp  

Saturday May 29, 2021

Color outside the lines : In this 11 podcast I set the stage for more to come Information on events and classes going on in June 2021 highlighted. First off PARADISE COAST HARMONICA WORKSHOPJUNE 10th-12th 2021 Fort Myers, FLORIDA3 days and nights of seminars, performances and live jams with IBC finalist The Pitbull of Blues Band featuring Hohner endorsed artists: Todd Parrott Rob Paparozzi Jerry Fierro  https://jerryfierro8.wixsite.com/mysite-1/pch-workshop   Then talked about Jason Ricci visit his site for more information https://mooncat.org/?fbclid=IwAR0tutq_Xp0DEy6GO_E6mmBGdpLLU0I4mZ_nFV7-ozB4mVTkSQNkJIXW4DA   Closing talked about Me Nedra and ways to find out what is going on in my life and my art: Visit  www.nedraruss.com  www.njrmusic.com Talked about the group on Facebook to join  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1598464463522496   Music from Mudbone Funk Live at Dogtooth Todd Parrott Songs from the Harp Jason Ricci and JJ Appleton Beautiful Slop  Nedra Russ Blues News 2021 https://nedraruss.hearnow.com   

Monday Jul 01, 2019

Michael Rubin teacher performer from Austin Texas talks shop and more. Visit his web site http://michaelrubinharmonica.com/  www.njrmusic.com Visit Lone Wolf Blues tell them Nedra sent you  www.lonewolfblues.com   

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