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l to r: Magic Dick, Mark Hummel, Lee Oskar, Jerry Portnoy
l to r: Magic Dick, Mark Hummel, Lee Oskar, Jerry Portnoy

HarmonicaGreats: Jerry Portnoy, Lee Oskar, Magic Dick & Mark Hummel / New Video Episode Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #227

By TOM D'ANTONI // Jerry Portnoy, Lee Oskar, Magic Dick & Mark Hummel, four of the greatest harmonica players on earth visited Artichoke Cafe, sat around a table and talked and talked and talked. A very rare opportunity to listen in.

Four of the world's greatest Blues harmonica players join us in the Artichoke Cafe for OMN Coffeeshop Conversations #227.

Jerry Portnoy played in Muddy Waters' and Eric Clapton's bands. Magic Dick played in the J. Geils Band, Lee Oskar played in War and Mark Hummel is a two-time Grammy nominee and producer of the Blues Harmonica Blowout Tour, of which Portland was a stop. A show at the Aladdin Theater, a workshop at Artichoke Music and this podcast.

Hosted by OMN Editor-In-Chief Tom D'Antoni. Video, audio and editing by Gary Furlow
Executive Producers: Bob Howard and Tom D'Antoni
Presented by Oregon Music News and Artichoke Community Music.

 In case you just like to listen here's the audio version:

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Scott Cunningham

I always loved the harp from Magic Dick in Geils, really hope they get into the Rock and Roll HOF someday!

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