Nedra picked up a harmonica at an early age and just has never put it down. Her career, though, has gone into overdrive the last few years with international and widespread recognition. A student of renowned masters of the harmonica, Howard Levy, David Barrett, and Joe Filisko, this charming dynamo with a giant voice has harnessed the depth and the range of this small instrument to the pleasure of every audience, live or on the web, that has the privilege of hearing her.
Nedra, an active member of SPAH (Society for the Preservation and Advancement of the Harmonica) continues to perfect her chops through the educational opportunities afforded by this professional organization dedicated to nurturing excellence in players of this versatile instrument.
Nedra Will be offering 2 seminars at SPAH this year open mic 101 and one on speech level singing and harmonica.
See you in Texas!
Blues, gospel, pop, rock, Celtic, folk, country, Nedra's harmonica sails all these musical seas, not to mention her imaginative and celebrated originals such as "Do Right," "1 More Kiss," Two Coins on the Counter," "Sunny Day Blues," and "Ramblin' Girl."
"blogger Gwen Bohdan writes"
“• Switching gears a bit, we move on to blues singer and harmonica player Nedra Russ whom I like to call the soft side of grit. Her femininity comes through in her vocal intonations, but when she blows harp, she holds her own against the boys.”