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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Michael Rubin

Monday Jul 01, 2019

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

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

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

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
 
 

Talking with Jason Ricci

Sunday Jan 14, 2018

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 

Lets Talk Diatonic

Tuesday Jan 09, 2018

Tuesday Jan 09, 2018

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

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