Tom Halchak joins me on episode 91.
Tom tells us how he grew his successful company, Blue Moon Harmonicas, started in 2009.
Tom started out selling custom combs, and then covers in different materials and colours. Tom went on to develop his customisation skills to offer fully fledged custom harmonicas using his Blue Moon product lines.
Tom also started offering pre-war Marine Band harmonicas for sale. These hand-crafted harps have stood the test of time and with some improvements by Tom, provide a playing experience which conjures the spirit of the players of the past.
As a result of his pre-war harmonicas trading, Tom now acts on behalf of the estate of Sonny Terry, offering Sonny’s actual harmonicas for sale, complete with the DNA of the great man himself, as well as a range of other memorabilia, such as concert posters and contracts.
Tom also prides himself in providing great service.
Blue Moon harmonicas:
Blue Moon Facebook page:
Sonny Terry harmonica collection:
Blue Moon instrumental by Whitt Smith:
Range of harps available at Blue Moon:
CNC Milling GM wood comb:
Jason Ricci video on Blue Moon products he uses:
Jason Ricci playing ‘Feel Good Funk’:
Custom combs for Big River:
Adam Gussow appraisal of 150 of Sonny Terry’s harmonicas:
Sonny Terry tribute concert at SPAH 2016:
If you want to make a voluntary donation to help support the running costs of the podcast then please use this link (or visit the podcast website link above):
or sign-up to a monthly subscription to the podcast:
Also check out the Spotify Playlist, which contains most of the songs discussed in the podcast:
This podcast is sponsored by SEYDEL harmonicas - visit the oldest harmonica factory in the world at www.seydel1847.com or on Facebook or Instagram at SEYDEL HARMONICAS
Support the show