Welcome to the home of Nedra Russ 

Artist Musician 

                               

                                          

An accomplished and award-winning multimedia artist and musician, Nedra Russ is a vessel of creative energy steeped in tradition. With subjects ranging from Italian vineyards to Janis Joplin and other contemporary musicians, to 3D paintings capturing the spiritual essence of nature’s warriors, dragonflies, wolves, and bumblebees, her work details the visual and auditory legacy of the human experience. Nedra’s paintings and songs can be seen and heard across the United States and as far as Europe, Asia, and Australia 

Studied Art at Bavard College, Cocoa Florida, Sacramento City College Sacramento Ca. 

Studied under Alice Frederick Fran McKenny and Lou Edwards. Owned and operated Nedra’s Fine art gallery in Amador City, CA, 

Safeway Art Director, overseeing regional projects, #1 display artist, winning every prize and honor to be had, upon leaving Safeway, earned a degree in graphic communication electronic publishing. 

Nedra Russ’s The Harmonica LadyTM line of jewelry features miniature, fully- playable harmonicas. Her designs earned her the distinction of being the very first HOHNER USA Juke Joint Representative accepted on the basis of artistic representation

of the instrument. Since its founding in Germany in 1857, HOHNER has been crafting high-quality harmonicas and other musical instruments, including accordions, guitars, and mandolins, to name a few. 

Following an intensive course of study, Nedra is now certified by the renowned Berklee School of Music as a Modern Musician Specialist with emphasis on Songwriting, Musicianship and Music Production.

The Harmonica lady had a great time at SPAH 2017 sold lots of things made lots of new friends hooked up with lots of old friends just living on Tulsa time 

Made the main stage Michael Rubins Variety Show 

New Items for the 2018 shows and festivals New Rack New to my booth the rocket Harmonicas For show dates and time see events   

Nedra Russ

While in Tulsa at SPAH we made the news News 6 Tulsa Ok

20th Earth day

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Utica Park, 1075 Utica Ln, , Angels Camp, California 95222

I will be vending and be performing at this event hope to see you for the day filled with fun

Because living in harmony with the Earth is a year-round commitment "What does it mean to be green?" strives to put together ideas and action items to further that end. categories

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SPAH Diversity At it's Best

How many types of Harmonicas are there? I say as many as needed for the many types of music it is used for. Harmonicas come in all shapes and sizes, it is mind boggling.  At SPAH each year all types are showcased. 
A Diverse group of players from around the world come to perform, share, learn, teach and just hang out with other players - like a pilgrimage of epic harmonica proportions! 

1:Diatonic:The standard 10-hole major diatonic harmonicas come in all 12 keys of music and allow you to play a complete…

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The Harmonica Lady Shows & More

Getting ready for the shows we have on the books-check it out on the main page and look for the signs that point the way.
Adding more shows all the time so join our mailing list! New songs, as well as all the old favorites!


Ordered some new things from Hohner,                                          now KHS America.                                            
The rich history of the harmonica, so interesting, I have blogs on the music page about all kinds of things at NJR MUSIC 

Interviews, all on Harmonica,
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The Harmonica Lady goes to SPAH

Well this year I hit the road to take my show to San Antonio for this years SPAH 2016 SPAH's annual convention, August 8th to Aug 13th
with lots of seminars, tons of great performers, a wonderful banquet, and more harmonica jamming than you could imagine.
What is SPAH you ask well it is:
The Society for the Preservation and Advancement of the Harmonica, known as SPAH, is an international non-profit (501(c)3) organization incorporated in the State of Michigan in 1963 by a small group of visionary harmonica…Read more
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Team Magic

When working as a team magic leader it means being able to connect with the other people . I personally love when that happens! When working with Kids it is magic anyway making it very easy. When working with adults it can be more challenging as there are bad habits and sometimes ego in the way. I feel like with art it is a intuitive process any way so tuning in is important . We all have ideas to share and to grow with and from and it is great when the magic works.
Learning to sing or play an instrument…Read more

SPAH Diversity At it's Best

How many types of Harmonicas are there? I say as many as needed for the many types of music it is used for. Harmonicas come in all shapes and sizes, it is mind boggling.  At SPAH each year all types are showcased.
A Diverse group of players from around the world come to perform, share, learn, teach and just hang out with other players - like a pilgrimage of epic harmonica proportions!

1:Diatonic:The standard 10-hole major diatonic harmonicas come in all 12 keys of music and allow you to play a complete 7-note…

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Big Walter Horton

 Walter Horton was born in Horn Lake, MS (April 6, 1917), but his mother soon moved to Memphis where Walter taught himself how to play the harmonica at five years of age. He later learned more about his instrument by working with harp players Will Shade and Hammie Nixon.Walter was the master of the single note and his characteristic walking bass line (usually with a deep tone and selection of notes that is unsurpassed) is instantly recognizable. As an accompanist, he had few equals. His backup harp was…

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Kennedy mine head spirits of the miners on there way out from the argonaut "Spirits over Jackson"
 The photos I used to create this work are of the miners and the firefighters that tried to save them.
The Argonaut produced 1.13 million ounces of gold valued at $25.7 million . The Kennedy reaped $34.3 million in gold elevated through three main shafts and lesser ones during its 90 plus years of operation.


Argonaut Gold Mine, On the anniversary of the  Argonaut Gold Mine Disaster, That took place in 1922 I was…

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Meet Mike Caldwell

   
1: As this is your first trip Tell us how it all began for you how you came to love and play the Harmonica?       I began plinking out melodies on the piano at the age of 4, so by the time I first encountered the harmonica at age 10 my passion for music had already been ignited. I remember the exact moment I was bitten by the harmonica bug. I was on a Boy Scout camp-out in the Las Padres National Forest. As we sat around the campfire, my Scoutmaster pulled out his Marine Band in the key of C and broke

Hohner Harmonica the way West

Shortly after Hohner began manufacturing harmonicas in 1857, he shipped some to relatives who had emigrated to the United States. Its music rapidly became popular, and the country became an enormous market for Hohner's goods. 

Winslow Yerxa  President of SPAH:
added this info mation for us all  great stuff Hi, Nedra. That's probably me. Available production figures for Hohner, the biggest producer, indicate that it is very unlikely that more than a tiny handful of harmonicas could have tricked into North…

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  Here is a video I made
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       Link to my Youtube page              YouTube                                                                                                                                                        

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