Marko Muddy, Muddy's Blues 1989
The Royal Bluesmen feat. Marko Muddy & Phil Riza 2012
With an age of 5 years I started playing harmonica. My first one was a hohner chromatic harp. My grandfather shows me how to play this little fantastic instrument... Then with an age of 10 years I listened the sound of Muddy Waters and Little Walter Marion Jacobs my first time... Wow... That harp playing was amazing for me... So I tried to play as Walter... But that wasn't possible, because with my chromatic harp. So I bought my first diatonic harp, a Marine Band harp and had to learn how to play cross... Several years went by with learning, learning, learning... My lips were cut from the wooden comb and burned like fire because of playing every day... Now I'm 40 years old and like this little instrument as much as I was 5 years old... I wrote songs and lyrics for bands (all genres) and for myself and I sing (Blues, Rock, Rock'n'Roll)... My name Muddy is not a homage to Muddy Waters... This name I got with my job, I'm a bricklayer, most of the time dirty and one time I fall in fresh cement...
What gear do you use?
Harps: 12x Hohner Marine Band Deluxe & Marine Band Classic
Mics: Shure 520 Green Bullet, Shure 545sd
Amps: selfmade 15 Watt full tube amp with 2x10" in 50th Tweed
Recording: Samsung Galaxy Note with external Mic
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
1989 Bluesband "Muddy's Blues"
2012 The Royal Bluesmen feat. Marko Muddy & Phil Riza