Runyan's Harmonica Wizardry


"I truly have enjoyed working with Michael. He’s a superb musician and a first class harmonica player."

————Marvin Hamlisch

"Mike is a consummate entertainer with the talent to back it up. A fine musician and a delight to work with!"

————Jack Everly, Principal Pops Conductor, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Naples, National Arts Centre (Ottawa)

"I've conducted so many pops scores that are unreadable, boring and poorly marked for cuts, etc. It was a pleasure and so easy for us to play your well marked, well orchestrated and interesting arrangements."

————Robert Hanson, Retired Music Director, Elgin Symphony Orchestra

"Over the years, we’ve attended hundreds of performances of talented musicians. Most of the shows are entertaining, yet few are memorable. Then there are those rare performances that totally surprise, captivate and move us. Your harmonica rendition of ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’…was one of those moments. We didn’t want your performance to end. Thank you for a magical evening of music and memories."

————Jan and Gary Allison, Edmond, Oklahoma

"Thank you for your beautiful and entertaining music-making. The crowd loved you and so did the orchestra as always. For me, it’s always great working with you————you make it so easy. Your mastery of the harmonica is amazing and everything is perfectly prepared."

————Joel Levine, Music Director, Oklahoma City Philharmonic

"…alluring harmonica playing…"

————Rita Kohn, Nuvo

Harmonica is highlight of this year's Yuletide

————Lou Harry, Indianapolis Business Journal

DSO, Mike Runyan stage musical 'Salute' at Greenfield Village

————Lawrence B. Johnson, The Detroit News

"Other musical high points in the evening included…Mike Runyan’s colorful harmonica playing in several numbers."

————Tim Smith, Baltimore Sun

"…for the introspective harmonica solo ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’…, Michael Runyan…played beautifully."

————Mark Kanny, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Harmonica Player Feels No Limitations

————Ted Shaw, Windsor Star

Michael Runyan will appear with the Omaha Symphony

————John Pitcher, World-Herald

"…a superb harmonica player…"

————Jay Harvey, Indianapolis Star

"The audience particularly applauded…Mike Runyan for the lyrically sensitive harmonica adaptation of…Schindler's List."

————Rita Kohn, Nuvo

"One of the most brilliant acts of all time was your rendition of ‘Pops Hoe-down.’"

————Randy Singer, Jazz Harmonica Master

"Michael Runyan charmed with his harmonica virtuosity …"

————Rita Kohn, Nuvo

Musician? Magician? Mortician? Mike Runyan on roads taken and forsaken

————Jaine Rodack, Harmonica Happenings

Mike's Dec. 2010 interview on WISH TV 8's Indy Style

"Mike Runyan! Comedy! Mayhem! Incredible harmonica!"

————Warren Bee, Blues Harmonica Guru

"Mike Runyan is a virtuoso musician and a delightful performer. Don’t miss a chance to hear him play!"

————Stephanie Tretick, violist, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

"Awesome! The BSO was very lucky to have had the privilege of backing you up!"

————Arlene deBlanc, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra patron