Welcome to the home of Nedra Russ 

Artist Musician 

                               

                                          

Nedra is a Hohner endorsed teacher for Harmonica

For lesson e-mail nedra@volcano.net

to set up skype lessons 

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

Previous events

Grils night out

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Ironestone Vinyard, 1894 6 MILE RD, Murphy Ca

Shop till you drop

$10 ADVANCE PURCHASE (ONLINE) / $15 AT THE DOOR TICKETS AVAILABLE AT IRONSTONEVINEYARDS.COM/GIRLSNIGHTOUT BENEFITS NATIVE DAUGHTERS OF THE GOLDEN WEST RUBY PARLOR NO. 46 FOR COMMUNITY PROJECTS

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

nedraruss.com

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Sutter Creeek Auditorium, 18 Main Street, Sutter Creek Ca

The Harmonica Lady will have her booth with all the hand mad art and jewelry and Hohner products. Come on out after thanksgiving and get ready for Christmas with the most unique gifts

SPAH

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Hyatt Regency Tulsa Hotel , 100 East 2nd Street , Tulsa, OK 74103

Details The Harmonica lady with be there with all the wears and Julio an Nedra will be teaching and jamming also The annual SPAH Convention is America's biggest harmonica party! And registration is now open! Held in a different city every year, the SPAH Convention is a five day event that features seminars, jams, and world-class performances by and for players of all types of harmonica and all genres of music! You can view the registration sheet here and either download it, or preferably register online. The 2017 convention will be held August 15-19 in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the Hyatt Regency hotel. Hotel information is here. Performers this year will include; Johnny Long, Carolyn Dolan, Hendrick Meurkens, Koei Tanaka, the Ralph Viola & friends harmonica trio with Tony Sgro and Paul Davies, Tom Stryker and top performers playing arrangements of “Big Band” favorites (featuring: Chris Bauer, Winslow Yerxa, Steve Watne, Mike Runyan, George Miklas, Judy Simpson Smith and Al Smith). We'll have more information on performers as we get closer to the convention. Here is an outline of what a day at the SPAH Convention is like: To begin with, at pretty much all times, spontaneous hallway playing sessions, covering a variety of musical styles, are going on wherever a convenient spot is available. DAYTIME ACTIVITIES Starting as early as 8:30 a.m. and ending at 5 p.m., seminars on various topics—from harmonica history to music theory to harmonica maintenance—are presented addressing the needs of all levels of playing ability and the various types of harmonicas. The topics and presenters change every year, so you never know what you might be able to learn! There is also a vendor area with booths manned by the world's major harmonica manufacturers together with smaller makers of specialty items such as harmonica cases, microphones, custom-made parts, and more. CDs by the convention’s featured artists and others are also available, and usually at least one repair booth is open to fix harmonicas.Each afternoon the ballroom is given over to a teach-in, with about two dozen harmonica experts each anchoring a table, teaching small group classes on a topic of their choosing. You can walk around and sit in with whoever sounds interesting to you. The open mic, typically open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., offers a performing opportunity to anyone who wants to get up on stage and strut their stuff. There are daily concerts and shows, particularly on Thursday and Friday afternoons, showcasing certain harmonica styles or lesser known and up-and-coming harmonica talent. On Friday morning there's a teach-in specifically for children, who end by parading through the lobby playing a song they've learned. Some organized day trips to see local sights are offered during the week for spouses who may not be as deeply fascinated by the harmonica as their partners. Saturday morning also features a ladies' breakfast open to all women, and a President's breakfast for harmonica club leaders and manufacturer's representatives. EVENING ACTIVITIES Starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday concerts are given in the ballroom. After-hours blues, bluegrass, country and jazz jams take place when the concert is over. Saturday evening is the gala banquet with awards, speeches, raffles, and a concert. Typically jams last through the night after the concert has ended.

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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…

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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
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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…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…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…

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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…

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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…

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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

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…

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