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

Episodes

April 24, 2021

Rick Epping interview

Rick Epping joins me on episode 37. Rick worked for Hohner USA for 18 years and played a pivotal role in improving the quality of…

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April 13, 2021

Mark Hummel interview

Mark Hummel joins me on episode 36. Mark is a West Coast blues harp player who has put out some great harmonica songs in his cata…

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March 27, 2021

Robert Bonfiglio interview

Robert Bonfiglio shares with us the world of the concert chromatic harmonica player. After studying composition in New York, he s…

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March 14, 2021

Steve Baker interview

Steve Baker moved from his native London in his early 20s to become part of the vibrant music scene in Hamburg. His brand of punk…

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Feb. 20, 2021

Son of Dave interview

Son of Dave is originally from Winnipeg, Canada, where he enjoyed pop chart success for ten years with folk-rock band Crash Test …

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Feb. 7, 2021

Filip Jers interview

Filip can be described as the complete harmonica player, being adept on the diatonic, chromatic and bass harmonicas, as well as b…

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Jan. 23, 2021

Errol Linton interview

Errol Linton is a south London boy, with roots in Jamaica. His brand of ‘Brixton Blues’ music merges his Caribbean heritage with …

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Dec. 19, 2020

Fata Morgana interview

Fata Morgana are a Dutch harmonica quartet, who first formed in 1980 after meeting at the Eindhoven Harmonica Club. Two of the or…

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Dec. 4, 2020

Greg Zlap interview

Greg Zlap hails from Poland, where he played along with black market blues records on his one harmonica. He moved to Paris in his…

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Nov. 22, 2020

Donald Black interview

Donald Black is predominantly a tremolo player, using the instrument to great effect across the range of traditional Scottish mus…

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Nov. 11, 2020

Charlie Musselwhite interview

Charlie Musselwhite grew up in Memphis, rubbing shoulders with Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. Work took him north to Chicago were…

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Oct. 26, 2020

Jim Hughes interview

British Chromatic royalty Jim Hughes joins me on episode 26. Jim has been playing professionally for over 60 years. From his earl…

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Oct. 18, 2020

Sugar Blue interview

Sugar Blue has certainly pushed the boundaries of the harmonica, with his rapid fire licks, lots of high end runs and gorgeous to…

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Oct. 13, 2020

Grant Dermody interview

Grant Dermody first picked up the harp in Alaska, where he emulated the greats before developing his own acoustic sound playing A…

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Sept. 26, 2020

Antonio Serrano interview

Chromatic player, Antonio Serrano, is the current SPAH harmonica player of the year. And with good reason. Antonio’s father was a…

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Sept. 13, 2020

Mark Feltham interview

Mark Feltham grew up with a love of country music and just knew he had to play harp when he heard Stone Fox Chase on the UK music…

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Sept. 2, 2020

Mickey Raphael interview

Mickey Raphael started out playing on the Dallas folk scene before meeting with Willie Nelson at a jam session. Forty six years l…

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Aug. 22, 2020

Jerry Portnoy interview

Jerry Portnoy joins me on episode 20 of the podcast. Jerry grew up with the sounds of Maxwell street in his ears. It took him a f…

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Aug. 11, 2020

John Cook interview

John is a harmonica repairer and customiser. Following years of experience as a toolmaker John moved into repairing musical instr…

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Aug. 1, 2020

Mick Kinsella interview

Mick Kinsella started out as a drummer before moving across to the harmonica to pursue his love of traditional music. Skilled in …

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July 22, 2020

Gregoire Maret interview

Gregoire Maret is a chromatic player, originally from Switzerland. After studying jazz at the New School in New York, Gregoire we…

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July 11, 2020

Rachelle Plas interview

Rachelle Plas is a French player who learnt her craft at an early age in group lessons provided by Greg Zlap in Paris. She won va…

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June 28, 2020

Michael D'Eath interview

Michael D’Eath is the President of the American harmonica organisation SPAH. He tells us what SPAH is all about and the many bene…

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June 19, 2020

Howard Levy interview

Howard Levy is known to be the pioneer of overblows on the diatonic harmonica, but his music shouldn’t be defined merely by the u…

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