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Dec. 11, 2021

Richard Gjems interview

Richard Gjems interview

Richard Gjems joins me on episode 51.
Richard hails from Norway, with its many blues clubs demonstrating how popular the music is there. 
Richard is a real student of the blues, and the place of the harmonica within it, and he is involved in archiving music at the National Library in Norway.
Richard has incorporated pre-war styles into his contemporary approach to playing the harmonica, where he covers multiple genres, including Nordic folk music.
A big exponent of different tunings, Richard likes to pick the tuning that works best for a particular recording.
He has released three acoustic albums with a pianist, two electric blues albums and will soon be releasing some of his ‘field recordings’ from his extensive YouTube channel.


Links:
Richard's website: http://richardgjems.wix.com/richardgjems

Videos:

YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/c/RichardGjems

You Don’t Have To Go (rack playing):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyO4qobTuy8

Strange Love (vocals):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUZd3D2ExEs

Harmonica Didgeridoo:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jq6lbRX4lLM

Natural Minor Blues:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEFhWI_lfMM


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Spotify Playlist: 

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