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Nedra Russ (aka The Harmonica Lady) and Julio "inglasses" Guerra make up nJr - an acoustic songwriting duo in the Americana tradition. Their music is eclectic, inspired by Traditional Blues, Folk, Country, Old-Time Mountain, and Rock roots. From the Little Bumblebee to the Happy Little Frog to Dusty Roads to Just Hit Rewind (to name just a few), the lineup and variety of of artful compositions by this pair presents a pleasure to explore. And, any cover tune that inspires emulation by them receives a new lease on life with the blessing of Nedra's inventive and hard-driving virtuoso harmonica style and soulful vocals on top of the foundation of Julio's solid and masterful rhythm guitar.  Nedra and Julio constitute an orchestra of two.


These seasoned award-winning musicians, true soul mates united by a bond of performance and composition, welcome you to their page.
 

 

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Sunday Music at Jamison's Ale House

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Jamison's Ale House , 14166 South State HWY 49 (14.34 mi), Amador City, California 95601

Jamison's Ale House and Oyster Bar features beers brewed by Independant Brewers daily, oyster bar on Friday through Sunday while supplies last, and smoked meats weekly and the best chili cooked up fresh daily.
Jamison’s Ale House is located in Historical Amador City. Amador City was a pivotal spot in changing the Gold Rush from panning to mining. Come visit Amador City. Enjoy the history, Michael or myself can act as your personal tourist center while time permits.
We love Amador City and want everyone to know why it is such a special place.

nedra and julio play Dobra Zemlja Winery's 2018 Annual Wine Club Member BBQ

Dobra Zemlja Winery, 12505 Steiner Road, , Plymouth, California 95669

annual wine club barbeque is just around the corner! Join Dobra Zemlja Winery on Saturday, June 16th, 2018 for an evening full of great company, delicious food, wine (of course!) and live music!

Club members are entitled to two complimentary admissions. Guests are $15.00 each (children 12 & under are on us).

We look forward to seeing you there and don't forget to RSVP!

Please note the tasting room will be closed between 5pm and 6pm the day of the event while we set up for the BBQ. Check in will start at 6pm.

This is a private event for our club members and their guests.

Sunday music at Jamison's Ale House

Jamison's Ale House , 14166 South State HWY 49 (14.34 mi), Amador City, California 95601

The music of Nedra and Julio Jamison's Ale House and Oyster Bar features beers brewed by Independant Brewers daily, oyster bar on Friday through Sunday while supplies last, and smoked meats weekly and the best chili cooked up fresh daily.
Jamison’s Ale House is located in Historical Amador City. Amador City was a pivotal spot in changing the Gold Rush from panning to mining. Come visit Amador City. Enjoy the history, Michael or myself can act as your personal tourist center while time permits.
We love Amador City and want everyone to know why it is such a special place.

Sutter Creek Farmers Market

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Main Street, Sutter Creek Ca 95685

We play music and Amador Farmers Market Association is a non-profit organization managed entirely by local community volunteers. Our primary mission is to serve our region’s small farmers by creating and sustaining economic opportunities through these markets. As we enter our 25th season, AFM is committed to bringing its best effort to provide quality local market experiences that are a source of pride for our community providing locally grown produce, artisan baked goods, local olive oil, jams, jellies, fresh cut flowers and unique crafts to over 400,000 customers. Are you a local farmer, a backyard gardener or make a delicious food product to sell? Be part of the Amador County Farmers Market Association vendor family this season

Sunday music at Jamison's Ale House

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Jamison's Ale House , 14166 South State HWY 49 (14.34 mi), Amador City, California 95601

The acoustic music of Nedra and JulioJamison's Ale House and Oyster Bar features beers brewed by Independant Brewers daily, oyster bar on Friday through Sunday while supplies last, and smoked meats weekly and the best chili cooked up fresh daily.
Jamison’s Ale House is located in Historical Amador City. Amador City was a pivotal spot in changing the Gold Rush from panning to mining. Come visit Amador City. Enjoy the history, Michael or myself can act as your personal tourist center while time permits.
We love Amador City and want everyone to know why it is such a special place.

njr music at Jose's

Jose's Cantina , 609 S State Highway 49, , Jackson, CA 95642

a fundraiser for this beautiful brave young lady Danielle's last chemo Fiesta May19th the parking lot at Jose Restaurant and Cantina starting at 6 P.M. Julio Stanford Guerra and I Nedra Russ will be setting up our PA and bring guest musicians to play music for this wonderful event. Come on down Jackson and Amador County!

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Alchemy, 191 Main Street, Murphys, CA 95247

Please join us for $5 glasses of wine from Frog’s Tooth and music by Julio and Nedra.Every Tuesday (except in January -- see below) is Winemaker's Night at Alchemy, featuring $5 glasses of local wines, free live music on our patio from 5:30-8, our entire regular menu, plus wine paired specials.

Nedra Hits the Main Stage at SPAH 2017

Each year Michael Rubin, noted harmonica professor, Austin music promoter, and elder statesman of the Society for the Preservation and Advancement of Harmonica (SPAH) selects from this international professional association's top tier of talent to showcase at the Michael Rubin Variety Show.  The 2017 edition of the show at the 54th Annual SPAH featured Nedra, along with Kiersi Wisecarver, Jake Houshmand, George Miklas, Chris Richards, Steve Watne, David Kachalon, Paul Davies, Chris Bauer and Mike Caldwell.

The Harmonica Lady

Nedra Russ’s The Harmonica Lady™ line of products, in addition to retail Hohner harmonicas and her portfolio of paintings and jewelry, features miniature, fully-playable harmonicas in a variety of designs from the simple to the more sophisticated and elegant. 
Nedra, a true, multi-faceted artist through and through, has been creating all manner of art, mixing media, playing harmonica, and performing since childhood. Her harmonica-themed art includes portraits of renowned legends  Rick Estrin and Gary Smith. Some of her masterpiece paintings and photographs are available as prints or greeting cards.

Following an intensive course of study, Nedra is now certified by the renowned Berklee School of Music as a Modern Musician Specialist with emphasis on Songwriting, Musicianship and Music Production.
Nedra and Julio formed nJr Music in 2011, here is a Discography

    2012 EVERYBODY'S BEEN SOMEWHERE
    <NOTE> This album was awarded 2nd place in World of Harmonica's (UK) People's Choice competition;
    2015 DUSTY ROADS;
    2017 BLUES NEWS (EP) <NOTE> Happy Little Frog from this album was performed at the 54th SPAH Variety Show


To visit her website and see the full range of what this 21st century Renaissance Woman has to offer , please click on above photo.

Nedra Russ’s The Harmonica Lady™ line of products, in addition to retail Hohner harmonicas and her portfolio of paintings and jewelry, features miniature, fully-playable harmonicas in a variety of designs from the simple to the more sophisticated and elegant. Nedra, a true, multi-faceted artist through and through, has been creating all manner of art, mixing media, playing harmonica, and performing since childhood. Her harmonica-themed art includes portraits of renowned legends Rick Estrin and Gary Smith. Some of her masterpiece paintings and photographs are available as prints or greeting cards.

Following an intensive course of study, Nedra is now certified by the renowned Berklee School of Music as a Modern Musician Specialist with emphasis on Songwriting, Musicianship and Music Production. Nedra and Julio formed nJr Music in 2011, here is a Discography

2012 EVERYBODY'S BEEN SOMEWHERE <NOTE> This album was awarded 2nd place in World of Harmonica's (UK) People's Choice competition; 2015 DUSTY ROADS; 2017 BLUES NEWS (EP) <NOTE> Happy Little Frog from this album was performed at the 54th SPAH Variety Show

To visit her website and see the full range of what this 21st century Renaissance Woman has to offer , please click on above photo.

The Harmonica Lady make the news

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KQBM The Harmonica HWY

Tune in every 2nd Wednesday of the month for the 2-hour broadcast KQBM                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Visit Podeban for interviews and more Podcast on Podbean

Nedra and Julio do lots of community events like hosting a monthly Songwriters open mic and Nedra teaches a once a month Art class for woman.

 

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