The podcast that provides profiles of great harmonica players and technicians from around the world
Nov. 12, 2022

Adam Gussow interview

Adam Gussow interview

Adam Gussow joins me on episode 73.

Adam is a native New Yorker now living in Mississippi, working as a professor at the university there.
Adam rose to stardom as part of the blues duo Satan and Adam in the late 1980s. They found their audience on the streets of Harlem, where they were briefly filmed and appeared in a U2 documentary and album. Satan & Adam enjoyed great success, playing together for 15 years, releasing three albums before disbanding in 1998, re-forming some years later and releasing another album.
With the passing of Mr Satan, Adam formed his own one-man band, then a duo which has recently added Mr Satan’s nephew: Sir Rod & The Blues Doctors.
Adam was the first person to release blues tuition videos on YouTube and has had over 20 million hits, accompanied by his website Modern Blues Harmonica.

Adam’s website:

Satan & Adam documentary:

Pete Farmer kick drums and harmonica holders:


U2's Rattle and Hum clip of Satan and Adam:

Ronnie Shellist ‘Funky Blues Harmonica’:

Gussow's classic blues harmonica videos:

Modern Blues Harmonica YouTube channel:

YouTube video teaching Sunshine of Your Love:

Adam busking solo:

Crossroads video:

Sir Rod and the Blues Doctors: What’d I Say:

Podcast website:

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