Big movie, small instrument. Jack’s harmonica as the voice of Puss in Boots in this sequel to Shrek.
Margaret Cho made a new album. She called Ben Lee to produce it. And he called me to play harmonica. They called it Cho Dependant. And then it was nominated for a Grammy.
Here’s the article from the LA Times about the night Jack Rudy opened for Bob Dylan.
Jack Rudy’s harmonica playing appears briefly in the soundtrack to this film about a single mom and her slacker sister finding an unexpected way to turn their lives around in this off-beat dramatic comedy.
The tale of three girls, sent to rob a truck stop, who are set-up and thrust into an extraordinary situation involving a controlling crime boss, a crazy hit man and a delusional line cook.
I think everybody’s a little in love with Aimee Mann. And when she calls me to play a show, I have to remind myself that she’s only into me for the harmonica.
Sometimes my phone rings, and it’s Dave Alvin asking if I’m available to play harmonica on a record or a live show. So far, no matter how busy my life seems to be, I’ve been able to put everything aside and do it.
The blues, more than one wise man has said, is the easiest music in the world to play, and the hardest music in the world to play well. The Blue Shadows know how to play the blues well.
A monthly live talk show at the UCB Theater in Los Angeles. Comedian Morgan Murphy (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedians of Comedy, Comedy Central) hosts. Sometimes Jack Rudy is the house band on harmonica.