NJR Music:

Blues, Folk, Country, Pure Americana 

Duo:  Nedra and Julio


Nedra and Julio have been on stage with many of the greats of harmonica Buddy Green, Mike Caldwell, Brandon Baily, Joe Filisko, Michael 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!





Thank you Sac Blues for the nice review we had a good time! We were the first ever acoustic Blues Thank you to our hometown and our fans that trucked out to see us you know who you are and you know we love you!!!
"Blue Sunday" Update by Cari Chenkin
June's band was The NJR Trio, and July's band was The Dave Earl Blues Band. Please see their reviews below.The NJR Trio was our member band for Blue Sunday on 6/26. This marked the first time we had an all-acous- tic show for Blue Sun- day, and it was a fun and refreshing change of pace. Despite being acoustic (yes, they were ampli- fied via the PA system) the band put out a nicely rounded and large sound.
Fronted by Nedra Russ on vocals and harmonica, the rest of the band consisted of Julio Guerra (sometimes known as “Julio InGlasses”, LOL)
on guitar and vocals and Jay Crawford on upright bass. One thing I’ve seldom seen at a blues show, was Jay’s use of a bow on some songs, in addi- tion to the usual plucking. The band played a combina-tion of classic blues tunes and some originals as well. Songs included “Walking Shoes”, “Mean Woman Blues”, “Blues Is My Busi- ness”, “Mellow Down Easy”, “Got My Mojo Workin” and “Pride and Joy”. They even played a couple of un- conventional covers, including a Kate Wolf tune and Bob Dylan’s “From a Buick 6”.
They drew a respect- able-sized crowd and both the band and attendees enjoyed the afternoon







Nedra Russ:  

Hohner Endorsed Harmonicist Musician Artist      

Inspired by the open road and Americana

Love of travel and of the beauty of the Northern California Serra Nevada Foothills  provide a endless supply of inspiration! 

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 . With a strong love of Americana and the Nature itself: 

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 17 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 was the lead artist for the West Point Art Path 2022  funded by California Arts Council.



Nedra is now:

Teaching a after school program for first to sixth graders both art and music at BMCYF in West Point Ca  


Active in teaching online and taking classes to advance her skill she just returned from the 2023 60th SPAH Convention in St Louis where she took classes from many a great songwriter, vocal coach, and harmonica advanced study with the world's top teachers and performers.





Loving the history of Route 66 Nedra was accepted into the 56th National Mother Load Art Exhibition showing

MACC - Mills Station Arts and Culture Center in Rancho Cordova 

with her Mixed Media acrylic 16 by 20.








Hope Oil 16 by 20 $900.00 Hope won HONOURABLE MENTION AWARD in the "7th LANDSCAPE" art competition along with other distinguished artists.



HONORABLE MENTION AWARD in the "8th PORTRAIT" art competition along with other distinguished artists.




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 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 







SPAH Tulsa

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https://russnedra.podbean.com                                               Come subcribe to my podcast all things creative   information music and much more!

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