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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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 

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 

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   

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!

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    

Sunday Jan 14, 2018

Talking with Jason Ricci is one of the most popular harmonica players on the planet today. Listed in almost every top ten list of players on the internet today Jason Ricci is a polarizing force always in the spotlight and on the tips of critics, artists and fans tongue’s everywhere. Through two-plus decades of endless touring, TV appearances, recordings, and the internet Jason Ricci’s style of playing is so revolutionary and influential that there exists an entire younger generation of players imitating his music, clothes, gear, and even stage presence. Nicknamed “Moon Cat” (a street name he once used in Nashville and New Orleans to avoid police detection) Jason has been an almost constant force for decades in the studio, festivals, club dates, and press. Love him or hate him, through performing, singing, songwriting, teaching, harmonica playing and activism in the fields of L.G.B.T., mental health and addiction, it is not an overstatement that this young, white, queer, skateboarding, punk rock-loving, multiple convicted felony having Moon Cat from Maine is currently changing the world through music and education. Jason was a featured performer on Johnny Winter’s Grammy award-winning CD ‘Step Back’ (2014) Has received multiple Blues Music Award Nominations 2009 – 2016, and won a Blues Music Award in 2010. Featured performer at the Rock & Roll hall of fame with Zac Brown & Tom Morello for the Paul Butterfield Blues Band induction in 2015 Jason has worked and/or recorded with Junior Kimbrough, RL Burnside, Nick Curran, Walter Trout, Ana Popovic, Cedric Burnside, Joe Louis Walker, Peter Karp, Sue Foley, and many others. from his website www.mooncat.org 

Tuesday Jan 09, 2018

Today I talk the evolution of the diatonic in history from Blues to Jazz country and beyond.  

Wednesday Dec 27, 2017

Practice tips for the beginners and a bit of history about  DeFord Bailey (December 14, 1899 – July 2, 1982) was an American country music and blues star from the 1920s until 1941. He was the first performer to be introduced on the Grand Ole Opry and the first African-American performer on the show. He played several instruments but is best known for his harmonica tunes.

Friday Dec 22, 2017

The Harmonica talks about different techniques to play the harmonica. Today I talk about why learn tongue blocking. 

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