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Elisabeth Moss—is her mother a gigging harp player
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Gnarly
3066 posts
Sep 10, 2022
12:24 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elisabeth_Moss
Well, has anyone heard her play?
Rhartt1234
285 posts
Sep 10, 2022
7:55 PM
Linda Ekstrom is a name that rings a bell. I may have encountered her in my LA days working at Sam Ash in Hollywood. Don't remember hearing her play. I can find no audio or video and few photos. You would think a "professional" would have a bigger digital footprint.

Last Edited by Rhartt1234 on Sep 10, 2022 7:57 PM
ted burke
948 posts
Sep 10, 2022
8:03 PM
the only information i can find is her involvement with scientology.
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Gnarly
3067 posts
Sep 11, 2022
6:29 AM
Yeah, I did a web search that yielded nothing that would verify her harp credentials.
Thanks Ryan, maybe some other LA peeps can provide more clues.
I played several gigs in LA where they wanted a harmonica player (so I didn’t play guitar), guess that makes me a “professional harmonica player” LOL
Martin
1687 posts
Sep 13, 2022
9:18 AM
https://youtu.be/WMpEtkCitlM
(Sorry -- have forgotten how to embed.)
ted burke
949 posts
Sep 13, 2022
9:40 AM
If she was paid for this gig, that would technically make her a "professional". As it goes, kinda ok, kinda meh.
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Wailing ptarmigan
32 posts
Sep 13, 2022
8:45 PM
I'd put that harp playing well above meh...band was pretty tight too. definitely heard worse.
Rhartt1234
286 posts
Sep 15, 2022
5:39 PM
So searching "Linda Moss Harmonica" I found this from 2009, including my recollection of meeting her while working at Sam Ash.

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/blindmanfr/ever-heard-of-linda-moss-t33912.html

Still a very small digital footprint for a professional player.
Lou
132 posts
Sep 15, 2022
6:30 PM
I listened to that video & not impressed at all and wouldn't consider that pro level playing. Just my opinion.
I've been paid for gigs but I would never consider myself a Pro. My playing has never been and will never be on what I consider a professional level. Also I'm not near good enough to make a living at it. And I doubt She is or was.
Wikipedia is not always correct !
Gnarly
Alternatetuning
3069 posts
Sep 17, 2022
6:02 AM
Has anyone tried to duplicate her performance?
What key harmonica?

The singer is certainly overwrought.

Last Edited by Gnarly on Sep 17, 2022 6:03 AM
Gnarly
Alternatetuning
3070 posts
Sep 17, 2022
6:05 AM
Oh, and “professional” can be used to suggest different things.

Reminds me of the old joke, what is the difference between a professional harmonica player and a large pepperoni pizza?
Gnarly
Alternatetuning
3071 posts
Sep 17, 2022
6:01 AM
A large pepperoni pizza feeds a family of four.

Last Edited by Gnarly on Sep 17, 2022 6:06 AM
Lou
133 posts
Sep 17, 2022
8:35 AM
Unless your band gets there first !
Gnarly
Alternatetuning
3072 posts
Sep 17, 2022
10:49 PM
It's actually a banjo joke.
I tried to match her notes and came up short.
Is this third position on a high G?
dougharps
2328 posts
Sep 22, 2022
2:44 PM
I hear it as played in 3rd on a regular G mainly in the middle octave.
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