The podcast that provides profiles of great harmonica players and technicians from around the world
Aug. 5, 2022

Joel Andersson interview

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 reputations in the business for his harmonica customisation skills. 

Joel first fell in love with Irish music on the harmonica when he heard Rick Epping’s playing. He spent time in Ireland with Rick, learning both the music and the art of fine tuning harmonicas.

Joel went on to release a solo harmonica album: The Irish Harmonica, where he simulates the sound of a fiddle and accordion through the use of techniques such as vamping, octaves and drones.

Joel goes on to explain the different levels of service he performs on his custom harmonicas, and how he became a Hohner Affiliated customiser.

Links:
Joel’s website:
https://jaharmonicas.com/

Joel’s webshop:
https://jaharmonicas.com/webshop.html

Joel’s Irish Harmonica site:
https://www.irishharmonica.com/

Berlin Harmonica school Irish harmonica course discussed during the episode:
https://harmonica-school-berlin.com/product/irish-harmonica-complete-course/

Mikael Backman website:
http://harpatwork.com/

Sam Hinton:
http://www.samhinton.org/harmonica/

Joel's upcoming workshops and gigs:
https://www.irishharmonica.com/dates


Videos:
Hohner artist profile:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VVTq1fQwKY

Hohner Masters Workshop 2019:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBOqpP-yNiM

Doyle & Andersson:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uptGmJNrns

‘Harmonica Hang’ with Jason Ricci at Harmonica Masters workshop 2022:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kcb1TFcmrx8

Playing with Brendan Power:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCfHr709c8M


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

Donations:
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https://paypal.me/harmonicahappyhour?locale.x=en_GB

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
and Blows Me Away Productions: http://www.blowsmeaway.com/

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