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

Season 1

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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June 11, 2020

Lee Oskar interview

Lee Oskar left his native Denmark to move to the US at age 18, and was soon enjoying phenomenal success with the rock funk band W…

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June 4, 2020

Peter Madcat Ruth interview

A grammy award winner, Peter Madcat Ruth has enjoyed a long career, from playing jazz with the Brubecks, to numerous solo project…

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May 27, 2020

Brendan Power interview

Brendan Power is my guest today. A true visionary of harmonica design, Brendan takes us under the hood of the instrument he has r…

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May 20, 2020

Carlos del Junco interview

Always looking to push himself in new directions, Carlos has released an eclectic mixture of genres across the range of his album…

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May 16, 2020

PT Gazell interview

PT Gazell developed his melodic style of harmonica through playing a range of genres, from Bluegrass, to Pop, Country and Jazz. A…

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May 11, 2020

Charlie McCoy interview

Charlie McCoy is the leading figure in Country harmonica playing, where he joined the Nashville scene in 1961. With over 13000 se…

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May 1, 2020

Rod Piazza interview

Rod Piazza developed his exciting brand of West coast jump harmonica in Southern California, where he formed his own band before …

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April 25, 2020

Kim Wilson interview

Kim Wilson is without doubt one of the great harmonica players around today. He grew up within the vibrant music scene in Califor…

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April 22, 2020

Joe Filisko interview

Joe Filisko has made the study of the harmonica his lifelong passion. His detailed knowledge of early recordings has helped him b…

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April 17, 2020

Billy Branch interview

Billy Branch is a Chicago blues harp player who grew up learning directly from some of the classic generation of Chicago players,…

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April 13, 2020

Giles Robson interview

Today I talk to Giles Robson, who released two highly successful albums in 2019. Giles started out with a more blues rock fusion …

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April 11, 2020

Steve 'West' Weston interview

Steve West Weston is the man in the hot seat in episode two. Steve grew up among the vibrant music scene in Essex, listening to D…

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April 10, 2020

Paul Lamb interview

First up in the podcast I'm delighted to welcome a certain Mr Paul Lamb. Paul is a living legend of blues harmonica. He's been pe…

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