The podcast that provides profiles of great harmonica players and technicians from around the world
July 15, 2022

Joe Powers interview

Joe Powers interview

Joe Powers joins me on episode 65. 

Joe started out playing diatonic harmonica along with blues records as a teenager, before deciding to study music composition at college, taking up the chromatic there.

Joe’s passion for dancing led him to Argentina and tango music, where he has become the current leading exponent on harmonica. He believes the chromatic harmonica is the perfect instrument for tango music, and talks us through how to play this captivating genre.

Although known as the ‘tango harmonica guy’, Joe also loves to play many other styles of music on the harmonica, as demonstrated across his albums and live performances, including classical pieces with full orchestras. And other the pandemic Joe has put together his very own teaching platform.


Links:
Joe’s website:
https://www.joepowers.com

Email Joe at:  
joe@joepowers.com

Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/Joepowersmusic/

Buy Joe’s music here:
https://www.joepowers.com/music

Harmonica Path teaching:
https://www.joepowers.com/the-harmonica-path


Suzuki Bass Chromatic:
https://suzukimusic-global.com/products_single.php?parent_cate_cd=1&products_cate_cd=3&products_cd=119

Sennheiser Wireless system:
https://en-uk.sennheiser.com/wireless-microphone-system-voice-vocal-instrument-presentation

TC Helicon Mic Mechanic 2 pedal:
https://www.tc-helicon.com/product.html?modelCode=P0DDW


Videos:

Joe’s YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/joepowersmusic/videos

Takes a dance while playing with the orchestra:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RZg5oACUiE

Threnody from Gordon Jacob harmonica Suite, performed in Japan:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBf31rvIKGs

With Jamie Cullum in Tokyo:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJL3ewLnpaI

Playing diatonic overblows with Japense guitarist Yosuke Onuma:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PJjqDA9gL4

Quarantine session with Mexican violinist Arianda Lozano:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cE1hRRXhQQ

Podcast website:
https://www.harmonicahappyhour.com

Donations:
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Spotify Playlist:
Also check out the Spotify Playlist, which contains most of the songs discussed in the podcast:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5QC6RF2VTfs4iPuasJBqwT?si=M-j3IkiISeefhR7ybm9qIQ

Podcast sponsors:
This podcast is sponsored by SEYDEL harmonicas - visit the oldest harmonica factory in the world at www.seydel1847.com  or on Facebook or Instagram at SEYDEL HARMONICAS
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