“Route 66 has a spirit. It’s alive, and it’s growing all the time.”
Back story on my work Route 66
Garys Gay Parita
a replica 1930 Sinclair fuelling station.
Travelling to SPAH 2016 we stayed in Kingman Az at the…Read more
Bright beautiful colour vivid light and texture combined with new ideas make me tick. Alway finding the new in the old.
Oils, Acrylics, Decoupage, Water Corer, Pen and Ink all working to make my work easy and to burst into life.
Nedra is a full time Artist and Musician
An accomplished and award-winning multimedia artist and musician, Nedra Russ is a vessel of creative energy drawing upon Modern, Avant-garde and Traditional painters throughout history .
Nedra’s paintings and songs can be seen and heard across the United States and as far as Europe, Asia, and Australia South Africa
Nedra has served as the teacher artist/musician for the past 15 years at the Blue Mountain Coalition for Youth and Family (BMCYF) in West Point Ca. Spear heading many event and project's like Space To Create, the After School Art project funded by the California Arts Council at the BMCYF.
Nedra served as the Lead Artist for the West Point Art Path 2022 also funded by California Arts Council.
Nedra had owned and operated her own art galley for many years in Amador City Ca.
Nedra has been accepted to show in the 56th National Mother Lode Art Show Nov 3 2022
Owner operator of The Harmonica Lady tm
Nedra is a representative for Hohner Harmonica as a world recognised harmonica player as well as The Harmonica Lady tm original playable harmonica necklace's. Nedra's podcast is Rank in the top ten in the World.
Nedra and has been on Disneys The Big Fib podcast as a noted harmonica player and teacher.
Nedra is also the only woman podcaster on Harmonica
Duo and also as a Trio
Nedra and Julio, Rock n Roots
Nedra and Julio have been on stage with many of the greats of harmonica Buddy Green, Mike Coldwell, Brandon Baily, Joe Filisko, Micheal Rubin, Jerry Fierro, Giulio Brouzet, Chris Bauer and friends harmonica band, Paul Messinger.
Opened for Rachelle Plas and the Merchandise Liaison for Charlie Musselwhite at the 2022 SPAH convention in Tulsa.
Brownie McGhee used to talk (and sing) about the 'blues buzzin' round like a bunch of honey bees. Guitarist Julio Inglasses and Harmonica-blower, singer/songwriter Nedra Russ get the blues buzzin', the rock rollin', and root's homegrowin', and your toes tappin'! In fact, their first song collaboration, 'Little Bumblebee' has just been set free to buzz around the internet.
nJr draws from deep and eclectic roots in music ranging from gospel, blues, folk, to rock, with originals and select standards delivered in an inimitable, nitty gritty, and down to earth range of styles.
The combination of vocals, deep-rooted blues and explosive instrumentals displays promise to keep those bees buzzin for a long time!
NJR Music has a New bass player Jay Crawford formerly of the Bay Area Bomb. He adds vocals Bass Cello and guitar.
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16 by 20 framed Mixed Media RICK ESTRIN
Rick Estrin was born in San Francisco, California in 1949, and grew up fiercely independent. As a 10-year-old boy, he made his way to the tough Market Street area and befriended many of the neighborhood characters. When he was 12, his older sister gave him a copy of Ray Charles’ The Genius Sings The Blues, and he became infatuated with the music. Albums from Jimmy Reed, Champion Jack Dupree, Mose Allison, Nina Simone and others soon followed. By the time he was a teenager, Estrin had immersed himself in the urban, African-American culture surrounding him. He got his first harmonica at age 15, and by age 18 was proficient enough to begin sitting in at black clubs around the city. He first jammed with blues master Lowell Fulson and immediately was hired to open five shows for R&B giant Z.Z. Hill. He worked five nights a week for almost a year with guitar legend Travis Phillips in a band fronted by famed pimp/bluesman Fillmore Slim (who was the centerpiece of the acclaimed Hughes Brothers documentary American Pimp). Slim introduced Estrin to singer Rodger Collins, the man who would become Rick’s first real musical mentor. Collins schooled Rick on the finer points of songwriting and show business. At 19, Estrin relocated to Chicago and worked with some of the city’s best bluesmen. He met and jammed with the legendary Muddy Waters, who told Rick, “You outta sight, boy! You got that sound! You play like a man!” Muddy wanted Estrin to go on the road with him, but Estrin missed Muddy’s phone call and it never happened. Estrin eventually moved back to the Bay Area, met guitarist Charlie Baty and formed Little Charlie & The Nightcats. With Charlie’s retirement from touring in 2008, Rick brought in guitar virtuoso Kid Andersen and formed Rick Estrin & The Nightcats.
Estrin cites Sonny Boy Williamson II, Percy Mayfield and Detroit bluesman Baby Boy Warren as his major songwriting influences. His work on the reeds is deep in the tradition of harmonica masters Sonny Boy Williamson II and Little Walter Jacobs, while at the same time pushing that tradition forward with his innovative songs. And his sly and soulful vocals are the perfect vehicle for driving those songs home.
This Kumihimo (組み紐) is a traditional Japanese artform of making braids and cords. Literally meaning "gathered threads", kumihimo are made by interlacing reels ... Is made with silk threads a fine tuned mini little lady harmonica' Hand made by the artist truly one of a kind.
Kumihimo is a traditional Japanese artform of making braids and cords. Literally meaning "gathered threads", kumihimo are made by interlacing reels of yarn, commonly silk, with the use of traditional, specialised looms - either a marudai or a takadai. These are like and I have them in different colors. They are with a Little Lady Hohner fine tuned in C mini Harmonicas.
For generations, Hohner has dedicated everything towards music for a simple reason: Music is a way of life. In fact, you could say it’s the best way of life. People who aren’t into music simply don’t know what they’re missing. Of course we would say that, wouldn’t we? But like countless musicians all over the world, from beginner to professional, we feel so strongly about music that we want to help open the door to this experience to everyone. With instruments designed to convey the joy and the passion which inspires everybody to improve their skills and develop further.
We wouldn’t be where we are now, as world market leader for harmonicas and accordions, if it wasn’t for our passion and our shared commitment to our craft and the traditions which it has inspired. This is a defining element of the Hohner sound, a key to unlock the world of music. Our mission is to pass this passion on to you, with perfectly crafted instruments which enable you to truly Enjoy music.