Gerhard Mueller joins me on episode 59.
Gerhard is the Product Manager for Hohner harmonicas, a role he has held for 28 years. His father worked as a gardener at the Hohner factory in Trossingen, and as well as getting his son harmonica lessons, he even had a hand in helping Gerhard land his dream job at Hohner.
Gerhard talks us through the fascinating history of Hohner and how it was established as the leading harmonica brand in the world having sold over 1 billion harmonicas since the company began. Gerhard tells us all about Hohner’s harmonica offerings as well as some of the accessories offered and the yearly events hosted in Trossingen.
Gerhard is also a fine chromatic player himself, having been part of the Hohnerklang Orchestra in Trossingen for over 25 years, he also regularly performs in his harmonica quartet Harmonicamento.
Trossingen harmonica museum:
Marine Band 125 in 2021:
Toots Thielemans 100th birthday concert:
Other Toots 100th birthday celebrations in Brussels:
CShop for parts:
Harmonica Masters Workshop, happening in June 2022:
Harpin’ By The Sea Hohner presentation (including Trossingen Factory Tour):
Harmonicamento at SPAH in 2011:
Steve Baker discussing the HB52 microphone:
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