Happy Hour Harmonica Podcast

Michael D'Eath interview

June 28, 2020 Neil Warren Season 1 Episode 15
Happy Hour Harmonica Podcast
Michael D'Eath interview
Chapters
00:01:20
Michael's name
00:02:09
English roots and move to US
00:03:40
What got Michael started on harmonica
00:05:31
Michael’s band: Him & Her
00:07:54
What got Michael interested in chromatic playing
00:10:01
What started Michael’s SPAH involvement
00:11:07
Joined SPAH board
00:13:08
The role of SPAH, including history
00:15:30
SPAH shift to emphasise diatonic more
00:16:43
Peter Madcat Ruth
00:18:23
National Harmonica League UK and Chromatic weekend
00:19:21
Chromatic harmonica
00:21:46
Place of diatonic harmonica in SPAH
00:26:17
Benefits of being a SPAH member
00:31:31
Online SPAH convention of 2020
00:34:40
SPAH online convention seminars
00:35:50
Slideshows during breaks will include archive material
00:36:28
Concerts in the evenings
00:38:14
All performers and presenters are getting paid, donations requested
00:40:14
Hope to run jam sessions after concerts
00:42:18
Any plans for SPAH to run more activities online?
00:44:40
Professional company will run Zoom sessions
00:46:32
SPAH scholarship programme involvement
00:49:35
What harmonicas does Michael play
00:51:24
Favourite key of harmonica
00:53:19
Alternative tunings
00:53:42
Overblows
00:54:14
Embouchre
00:54:47
Amps and mics
00:56:18
Effects pedals
00:57:07
Last word on the upcoming convention
Happy Hour Harmonica Podcast
Michael D'Eath interview
Jun 28, 2020 Season 1 Episode 15
Neil Warren

Michael D’Eath is the President of the American harmonica organisation SPAH. He tells us what SPAH is all about and the many benefits it brings to its members.

The SPAH convention is one of the biggest events on the harmonica calendar, and this year it will be online. Allowing more international artists to be utilised, and providing the opportunity for people around the world to take part in the convention, which takes place from Aug 12-15 2020. 


Select the Chapter Markers tab above to select different sections of the podcast (website version only).

SPAH website:
https://www.spah.org

SPAH 2020 online convention:
https://www.spah.org/content.asp?contentid=138&fbclid=IwAR0AWfRlCCFEoan9lMhJln4bXH2NY7texiH9hgskc0XFX5ekUwfrr1Xlx9Y

SPAH donations page:
https://www.spah.org/content.asp?contentid=156

SPAH Facebook site:
https://www.facebook.com/SPAH63/

Archive material:
SPAH Archive website:
https://archive.org/details/SPAH-archive

Roger Trobridge's Archivist website: the first 20 years of SPAH:
http://www.the-archivist.co.uk/spah-the-first-20-years/

HarmonicaUK (formerly National Harmonica League), Lockdown sessions, including info on Chromatic Weekend: July 25/26 2020:
https://www.harmonicauk.com/lockdown-sessions/


Michael's band, Him & Her:
https://www.himandhertx.com

Also check out the Spotify Playlist, which contains some of the songs discussed in the podcast:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5QC6RF2VTfs4iPuasJBqwT?si=M-j3IkiISeefhR7ybm9qIQ

Sponsor website:
https://www.lonewolfblues.com

Show Notes Chapter Markers

Michael D’Eath is the President of the American harmonica organisation SPAH. He tells us what SPAH is all about and the many benefits it brings to its members.

The SPAH convention is one of the biggest events on the harmonica calendar, and this year it will be online. Allowing more international artists to be utilised, and providing the opportunity for people around the world to take part in the convention, which takes place from Aug 12-15 2020. 


Select the Chapter Markers tab above to select different sections of the podcast (website version only).

SPAH website:
https://www.spah.org

SPAH 2020 online convention:
https://www.spah.org/content.asp?contentid=138&fbclid=IwAR0AWfRlCCFEoan9lMhJln4bXH2NY7texiH9hgskc0XFX5ekUwfrr1Xlx9Y

SPAH donations page:
https://www.spah.org/content.asp?contentid=156

SPAH Facebook site:
https://www.facebook.com/SPAH63/

Archive material:
SPAH Archive website:
https://archive.org/details/SPAH-archive

Roger Trobridge's Archivist website: the first 20 years of SPAH:
http://www.the-archivist.co.uk/spah-the-first-20-years/

HarmonicaUK (formerly National Harmonica League), Lockdown sessions, including info on Chromatic Weekend: July 25/26 2020:
https://www.harmonicauk.com/lockdown-sessions/


Michael's band, Him & Her:
https://www.himandhertx.com

Also check out the Spotify Playlist, which contains some of the songs discussed in the podcast:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5QC6RF2VTfs4iPuasJBqwT?si=M-j3IkiISeefhR7ybm9qIQ

Sponsor website:
https://www.lonewolfblues.com

Michael's name
English roots and move to US
What got Michael started on harmonica
Michael’s band: Him & Her
What got Michael interested in chromatic playing
What started Michael’s SPAH involvement
Joined SPAH board
The role of SPAH, including history
SPAH shift to emphasise diatonic more
Peter Madcat Ruth
National Harmonica League UK and Chromatic weekend
Chromatic harmonica
Place of diatonic harmonica in SPAH
Benefits of being a SPAH member
Online SPAH convention of 2020
SPAH online convention seminars
Slideshows during breaks will include archive material
Concerts in the evenings
All performers and presenters are getting paid, donations requested
Hope to run jam sessions after concerts
Any plans for SPAH to run more activities online?
Professional company will run Zoom sessions
SPAH scholarship programme involvement
What harmonicas does Michael play
Favourite key of harmonica
Alternative tunings
Overblows
Embouchre
Amps and mics
Effects pedals
Last word on the upcoming convention