The podcast that provides profiles of great harmonica players and technicians from around the world
Harmonica Happy Hour Podcast

Harmonica Happy Hour Podcast

The Happy Hour Harmonica podcast is brought to you by Neil Warren and is sponsored by Seydel Harmonicas and Blows Me Away Productions. Find links to their websites in the Sponsors section at the foot of this page.

The podcast brings profiles of some of the top harmonica players, technicians and makers around today. Hear straight from the artists about their career, the albums they have released, the gear they use and playing tips.

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Recent Episodes

May 18, 2023

Marcos Coll interview

Marcos Coll joins me on episode 86. Marcos is a Spaniard who has been living in Berlin for the last twenty years. Marcos rose to fame at a young age on the Spanish blues scene playing with the Tonky Blues …

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May 3, 2023

Ed Hopwood interview

Ed Hopwood joins me on episode 85. Ed is from the UK where he started out playing drums and he shares some tips on how to bring some rhythm into our harmonica playing. Ed loves early styles of harmonica and …

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April 19, 2023

Hendrik Meurkens interview

Hendrik Meurkens joins me on episode 84. Hendrik is a German chromatic player who has been living in New York since the early 1990s. Toots Thielemans was Hendrik’s inspiration to take up the chromatic and he performed a live ...

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April 5, 2023

Annie Raines interview

Annie Raines joins me on episode 83. Annie is an early pioneer as a female blues harmonica player. Hailing from the Boston area of the US, she drew on the rich source of harmonica inspiration from nearby Cambridge, regularly ...

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March 24, 2023

Steve Guyger interview

Steve Guyger joins me on episode 82. Steve is from the Philadelphia area of the US and he absorbed the blues harmonica players when he first got into playing, with John Lee Williamson a big early inspiration. Steve was also …

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March 9, 2023

Ben Bouman interview

Ben Bouman joins me on episode 81. Ben is a Dutch blues player who always strives for originality in his playing, partly inspired by his admiration for the playing of Paul deLay. Ben’s current band is The Marble Tones, who …

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