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.

Joel’s website:

Joel’s webshop:

Joel’s Irish Harmonica site:

Berlin Harmonica school Irish harmonica course discussed during the episode:

Mikael Backman website:

Sam Hinton:

Joel's upcoming workshops and gigs:

Hohner artist profile:

Hohner Masters Workshop 2019:

Doyle & Andersson:

‘Harmonica Hang’ with Jason Ricci at Harmonica Masters workshop 2022:

Playing with Brendan Power:

Podcast website:

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