The podcast that provides profiles of great harmonica players and technicians from around the world
Nov. 26, 2022

Richard Hunter interview

Richard Hunter interview

Richard Hunter joins me on episode 74.

Richard has immersed himself in harmonica ever since he first picked it up at age 15 and has been pushing the boundaries of the instrument ever since. His first release was a solo acoustic harmonica album, composing most of the songs himself and making extensive use of alternate tunings and counterpoint, followed up by a second album along the same lines.

Richard is a true innovator of using effects with harmonica and has created some great sounds using them on his later two albums, including the use of Digitech multi-effect pedals, for which he has created patch sets that are available to download from his website.

Richard is also the author of one of the first harmonica transcription books: Jazz Harp, that was released in the 1990s, becoming a staple publication on many a harmonica players’ shelves.


Links:

Richard’s website:
https://www.hunterharp.com/

Chris Turner:
https://christurnerharmonica.bandcamp.com/album/chris-turner-harmonicas

The Lucky One posts:
https://www.hunterharp.com/the-lucky-one-is-here-check-out-the-songs/

Solo acoustic harmonica tracks to buy:
https://www.hunterharp.com/all-hunters-downloads-in-one-place/#Sbuy

Tunings used on solo recordings:
https://www.hunterharp.com/harp-keys-and-tunings-for-my-recorded-solo-repertoire/

The Lucky One breakdown of each song:
https://www.hunterharp.com/the-lucky-one-is-here-check-out-the-songs/

DaBell harmonicas:
http://en.dabell.co.kr/home/bbs//board.php?bo_table=product&sca=Harmonica


Videos:
Richard’s YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/c/lightninrick

Put The Lever Down, from 1982:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnDPNyimg5o

Recent Electric work:
https://www.hunterharp.com/category/audiovideo/?fbclid=IwAR0bozS97Y4lZwKmGk230CmVEknErhY0rEuvEYQ19mOJOqCRMAi84wi3cVk



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Spotify Playlist:
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