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.
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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