The podcast that provides profiles of great harmonica players and technicians from around the world

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Aug. 5, 2022

Joel Andersson interview

Joel Andersson joins me on episode 66. Joel is an Irish harmonica player from Sweden, while also building one of the best reputat…

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July 15, 2022

Joe Powers interview

Joe Powers joins me on episode 65. Joe started out playing diatonic harmonica along with blues records as a teenager, before deci…

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June 23, 2022

William Clarke retrospective, with Paul Barry

Paul Barry joins me on episode 64. Paul is our resident expert on William Clarke, and is currently writing a biography about him.…

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June 10, 2022

Jens Bunge interview

Jens Bunge joins me on episode 63. Jens is a German chromatic player who started out playing the tremolo, before discovering Stev…

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May 27, 2022

Paul Butterfield retrospective, with Tom Ellis

Tom Ellis joins me on episode 62 for something a little bit different as we do a retrospective of the legendary Paul Butterfield,…

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May 10, 2022

Will Wilde interview

Will Wilde joins me on episode 61. A sixteen year old Will stole his first harmonica while at a party and proceeded to put the ro…

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May 4, 2022

Wade Schuman interview

Wade Schuman joins me on episode 60. Wade is the singer / songwriter and leader, and of course harmonica player, of the New York …

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April 14, 2022

Gerhard Mueller interview

Gerhard Mueller joins me on episode 59. Gerhard is the Product Manager for Hohner harmonicas, a role he has held for 28 years. Hi…

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March 29, 2022

Bertram Becher interview

Bertram Becher joins me on episode 58. Bertram is the Product Manager at Seydel harmonicas. He first landed this dream job when h…

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March 11, 2022

Mathias Heise interview

Mathias Heise joins me on episode 57. Mathias is a chromatic player from Copenhagen in Denmark. He started out playing diatonic, …

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Feb. 19, 2022

RJ Mischo interview

RJ Mischo joins me on episode 56. RJ hails from the twin cities of Minneapolis-St Paul, where he developed his craft with a littl…

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Feb. 6, 2022

Jim Conway interview

Jim Conway joins me on episode 55. Jim is an Australian harmonica player who rose to fame at the age of 19 in the jug band: The C…

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Jan. 22, 2022

Tom Ball interview

Tom Ball joins me on episode 54. From Los Angeles, but long time resident of Santa Barbara, he started playing guitar in the popu…

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Jan. 9, 2022

Billy Boy Arnold interview

Billy Boy Arnold joins me on episode 53. Today we have a little part of blues harmonica history, as Billy lived through the heyda…

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Dec. 22, 2021

Rick Estrin interview

Rick Estrin joins me on episode 52. Rick grew up in San Francisco and starting sitting in with bands in the city. He was friends…

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Dec. 11, 2021

Richard Gjems interview

Richard Gjems joins me on episode 51. Richard hails from Norway, with its many blues clubs demonstrating how popular the music is…

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Nov. 27, 2021

Magic Dick interview

Magic Dick joins me on episode 50. Magic Dick created one of the all time classic harmonica instrumentals in Whammer Jammer. But …

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Nov. 18, 2021

Rory McLeod interview

Rory Mcleod joins me on episode 49. Rory is a modern day wandering minstrel . A multi-instrumentalist ‘folk singing’ troubadour, …

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Oct. 26, 2021

Cy Leo interview

Cy Leo joins me on episode 48. Leo is from Hong Kong, where he started learning to play classical chromatic harmonica from age 6,…

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Sept. 28, 2021

Jason Rosenblatt interview

Jason Rosenblatt joins me on episode 47. A native of Canada but now resident in Israel, Jason is best known for his band Shtreiml…

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Sept. 18, 2021

Greg Heumann interview

Greg Heumann joins me on episode 46. The focus of this episode is all about gear, as I talk to the founder of BlowsMeAway Product…

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Sept. 1, 2021

Tony Eyers interview

Tony Eyers joins me on episode 45. Tony is an Australian who first picked up the harmonica while studying at Yale in the US. Retu…

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Aug. 14, 2021

Adam 'Tidy' Burney interview

Adam Burney joins me on episode 44. Adam is a south London boy, from Croydon. A stint playing with the punk bands of this area ha…

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July 24, 2021

David Naiditch interview

David Naiditch joins me on episode 43. After starting out as a diatonic player, including having lessons with a touring Sonny Ter…

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