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


Nov. 26, 2022

Richard Hunter interview

Richard Hunter joins me on episode 74. Richard has immersed himself in harmonica ever since he first picked it up at age 15 and h…

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Nov. 12, 2022

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 universi…

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Oct. 27, 2022

Paul Reddick interview

Paul Reddick joins me on episode 72. Paul is a singer, songwriter and harmonica player based in Toronto, Canada. He rose to promi…

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Oct. 14, 2022

Juzzie Smith interview

Juzzie Smith joins me on episode 71. Juzzie is an Australian who has a one-man band act with the harmonica pivotal to the sound. …

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Sept. 28, 2022

Ricky Cool interview

Ricky Cool joins me on episode 70. Ricky hails from the Birmingham area of the UK, and drew great inspiration asa teenager from t…

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Sept. 16, 2022

Herbert Quelle interview

Herbert Quelle joins me on episode 69. Herbert is a German who worked as a diplomat for 40 years. This included 10 years as the G…

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Sept. 1, 2022

Cheryl Arena interview

Cheryl Arena joins me on episode 68. Cheryl is a blues player and singer from the Boston area. She integrated herself into the lo…

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Aug. 19, 2022

DM48 interview with Erik Lekholm and Jason Keene

Erik Lekholm and Jason Keene join me on episode 67. Where we talk about the innovative DM48 midi chromatic harmonica, designed by…

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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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