The podcast that provides profiles of great harmonica players and technicians from around the world
Feb. 22, 2023

Todd Parrott interview

Todd Parrott interview

Todd Parrot joins me on episode 80.

Todd is a gospel harmonica player who was inspired to play harmonica after first hearing it in church. He went on to join the church band and has gone on to develop a heavenly tone on the instrument. Todd listened to a lot of country harmonica and was influenced from several players from that genre, including Terry McMillan. 

Todd released a self-produced solo album, Songs From The Harp, where he learned to play several instruments to accompany his harmonica playing, as well as using other musicians. He is also a sought after session musician, appearing on albums from numerous recording artists.

Todd has run the Carolina HarpFest harmonica camp and is a regular at the annual SPAH event. He makes use of alternative tunings, makes his own combs and is an overblow player.


Todd’s website:

Carolina Harp Fest:

Joe Spiers Custom harmonicas:

Hohner Golden Melody live launch stream (23/02/23):


Playing with Buddy Green at SPAH:

Playing Amazing Grace at SPAH:

Todd reviews Joe Spiers custom harps:

Todd playing a Golden Melody:

Reviewing Brendan Power’s Slip Slider harmonica:

Demonstrates harmonica with 7 draw tuned down:

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