The Harmonica Lady

Artist/musician Nedra Russ talks about all things Harmonica music and the artist process.

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SPAH 2021 interview

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  

Color Outside the Lines

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   

Michael Rubin

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   

PT Gazell

Friday May 24, 2019

PT Gazell  A great talk with PT Harmonica Master builder performer and some of his music.  PT Gazell A method behind his madness. Hot, swingin, smooth, original, clean, lyrical, diatonically chromatic, one of a kind, masterful, the most swinging, Oh yeah, like what? Nat King Cole, Benny Goodman, Louie Jordan, Ben Webster, Sweets Edison, Tiny Moore, Wes Montgomery...that's what!  Using his own signature model instrument, theGazell method diatonic manufactured by C. A. Seydel, PT proves that the harmonica is capable of much more than what most of us believe.No other player combines his phrasing, his melodic style, his song choices and his improvisational abilities…his singular style may draw comparisons to others, but in the end, it’s a style all his own. Visit his web http://www.ptgazell.com  Visit: Lone Wolf Blues Company sponsors https://lonewolfblues.com    https://nedraruss.com  Get the  CD and PT method harmonicas http://www.ptgazell.com/recordings.html  

Talking with Jon Gindick

Thursday Jan 31, 2019

Goodmorning today we are talking with: Jon Gindick  Jon Gindick best-selling musical instruction author. His books, CDs, and videos on playing the Blues Harmonica have sold over 2,000,000 copies.[He puts on 'Blues Harmonica Jam Camp,' traveling seminars for harmonica players of all levels.  https://gindick.myshopify.com/   www.nedraruss.com 

Talking with Joyce Ettingoff

Tuesday Jan 29, 2019

Enjoyed talking with Lee Oskar endorsee Joyce Ettingcoff. We talk about her first time playing the harmonica at a very young age and how she came to be endorsed by Lee Oskar and we talk shop and amps mics and all of the different people you meet on the way to the gig and the shows.    Thank you for listening please visit my site for more on harmonica and music. www.nedraruss.com 

Lets talk trio and a few other things

Wednesday Jul 18, 2018

First hour Peg O' My Heart Toots Swings Lars-Luis Linek A Taste of Honey Jerry Murad's Harmonicats Pop Trio (Tar. Bamkaman. Harmonica) Milad Derakhshani Trio (Tar. Bamkaman. Harmonica) Toots on Writing bluesette Bluesette For Once In My Life Stevie Wonder The Chasin' the Gator William Clarke 2 Everyday (I Have The Blues) Stevie Wonder Tony Bennett Mark Hummel East Meets West: Blues Harp Meltdown, Vol. 2 Blues Seven Nights to Rock 5:08 Mark Hummel East Meets West: Blues Harp Meltdown, Vol. 2 Blues Ain't That Lovin' You Baby (Bonus Track) Steve Miller Band Bingo! (Special Edition) Rock 2nd hour Stoney Jerry Jeff Walker Bein' Free Country Down in New Orleans Eric Norden & Joe Filisko On the Move Blues Fear and Loathing at 4th and Butternut 3:35 John Fahey Old Girlfriends and Other Horrible Memories Country K.M. Blues P.T. Gazell 2 Days Out Jazz Boogie Woogie Blue Plate P.T. Gazelle Method Forward Kinda Gal Him & Her Ground 1 Red Hen Soffe Reed Robin Rogers 15 Life Goes On Uppity Blues woman Hittin' On Nothin' You Don't Love Me Like That (Live) 4:18 Siegel-Schwall Band The Reunion Concert (Live) Blues 0 1 77/7/18, 9:50 AM Chevrolet (Original) Robben Ford & The Blue Line Handful of Blues Blues Don't Lose Your Eye 4:46 Rick Estrin On The Harp Side Blues www.nedraruss.com 

First recordings and history making music on Harmonica

Tuesday May 29, 2018

A bit of history and early recording some of the first recordings . Gonna Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy       John Henry Howard   Harp Blowers (1925-1936)  Up county Blues D Ford Bialy       Harp Blowers     (1925-1936) →  Pan America D Ford Bailey Harp Blowers (1925-1936) Boogie Baby Sonny Terry and Brownie Harp Blowers (1925-1936) Summertime (feat. Peter Gabriel)0 Larry Adler The Glory of Gershwin Jazz 100  (Walter McGhee / Stormking Music, BMI Stealin Stealin Memphis Jug Band Top Summertime Larry Adler 100 Classics - The Very Best of the 1920's, Vol. 3 Jazz Gillum Blues - 2:13 Jazz Gillum (Jazz Gillum) CLASSIC HARMONICA BLUES  from Smithsonian FolkwaysMinglewood Blues -John Sebastian and the J Band (with Annie Raines) (Noah Lewis / Peer International Corp., BMI) I Feel So Good- 2:00Warner Williams and Jay Summerour (William Broonzy / Songs of Universal Inc., BMIEarly   

Live interview With Sean Wailin O'Phelan about Hill Country Harmonica 2018

Friday May 04, 2018

Live interview with Sean Wailin O'Phelan and a few songs by some of the teachers and entertaiment at this evernt May 17-20th 2018 Foxfire Ranch Waterford MS   HCH 2018 is a 4 day and 4 night harmonica instructional intensive weekend. Designed for players from total beginner to professional or advanced, there will be a wide variety of topics discussed and demonstrated. There will be up to 150 harmonica players and 15 instructors onsite all weekend. There will be vendors, sponsors, raffles, contests and so much more.There are multiple stages and classroom spaces for our discussion, performance and instruction. Breakaway clinics, focused classes, spontaneous jams, one on one time or discussions and instructor interviews with the entire group. We will also have guest speakers, vendors, and on site sponsors, helping to make sure you have all the tools and toys you need. You have the option of staying in Holly Springs, Oxford and other areas nearby, but we encourage you to stay with us onsite...Primitive Camping space is available but limited, so reserve quickly. VIP air-conditioned cabins are also available to the first few interested. Enjoy the full VIP experience in a cabinPrices Camping:(Primitive camping. bring a tent a tarp and so on. outdoor showers available as well as restrooms. no plug in or electricity is available)Camping fee based on a nightly fee of about 11.25 per night and is one flat rate with the ability to stay up to 4 nights. The camping fee is charged per individual staying on the grounds of Foxfire Ranch, whether in your vehicle, camper or campsite with tent. We encourage our attendees to camp if at all possible, as it increases the experience and allows you to maximize your time at the event. Plus, we will have 30-40 campers at least, it will be a great time!$45 per person:Stay up to 4 nights -Thursday Check in at noon, Monday Check out by noon.Camp Fee is higher and limited for those who do not sign up ahead of time. $60 up to 4 nights - Thursday Check in at noon, Monday Check out by noon. Cabins:Cabins include a HCH18 VIP Package with a private time-block with one of our instructors, a gift-pack from our sponsors, snacks for your stay and other great perks, limited to only a few spots, so reserve today1- Onsite VIP Cabin - $125 per night - with air/con and space for 2-3 guests(1 queen bed and space for extra person) ​4 -Onsite VIP Bunks - $75 per person per night 4 Single seperate bunk beds with air/con, large cabin space shared with 3 other attendees.Concerts each night!! Thursday-Sunday...We will have 4 nights of concerts featuring our instructors and friends from around the country. These shows are open to the public and can be purchased separately, but are included in the package for paid attendees of the HCH instructional weekend event. The concerts will be open to the public, so invite your friends/family to join us!!There will be a cover charge nightly for concerts(Around $10 each) We are offering the entire weekend for only $225.00Go to www.midwestharmonica.net to register now, we will limit this event to 150 and more than six months out we will have 10% of our group already registered, it picks up from there!

Harmonica Today yesterday and tomorrow

Monday Apr 16, 2018

Hohner https://www.hohner.de/en Rick Estrin 1 from CD On the harp side track 12 Let's get out of town  http://rickestrin.com Joe Filisko Erick Noden on On the Move track 1 On the move https://www.rootsduo.com Him and Her on Solid Ground tack 2 down by the pool www.himandhertx.com Nedra and Julio Dusty Roads Cd track on Dusty roads www.njrmusic.com  Hooker and Heat track 5 on double set CD Lets make it https://www.amazon.com/Hooker-N-Heat-John-Lee/dp/B000002UZU John Mayall Blues Breakers 4: Another man  https://www.amazon.com/Blues-Breakers-Eric-Clapton-Remastered/dp/B00005K9QP/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1523915254&sr=1-1&keywords=bluesbreakers+with+eric+clapton Johney Sansone track 2 Cron Whiskey https://www.johnnysansone.com Norton Buffalo Roy Rogers traveling  tracks  Track 5 The Buffalo Mambo track 11 Shake your money maker  http://www.nortonbuffalo.com http://www.roy-rogers.com    

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