It all started with a losing bet as a student and a harmonica. Ferdl ended up as a street musician on Berlin's KuDamm and had no idea how to play the thing.
Years later he made a name for himself as a blues harp virtuoso and rocked the stages in every imaginable line-up and can be heard as a guest musician on numerous studio productions.
In the meantime he appears mainly as a solo artist and relies entirely on the power of his Spartan line-up with guitar, blues harp and footstomp. He cannot be completely tied to one musical genre. Sometimes you can hear a rustic country song or a ballad on the ukulele, even a robust rocker drops by, but the blues and its relatives run like a red thread through his music. The sounds are sometimes rough, sometimes more smooth and it shows its class beyond all trends through its unadulterated authenticity. He takes over the musical legacy of old bluesers like Muddy Waters and Son House and songwriters like Townes Van Zandt. He does not limit himself to mere reenactment, the magic lies in the fact that he puts his own stamp on the songs and that they complement each other in his shows with his own pieces.
Ferdl earned his nickname Air not only through his preference for big air jumps during his time as a freestyle skier, but also through his way of playing the harmonica. Because when it really gets down to business, he proves that the blues harp is much more than the small pocket instrument that it is usually thought to be.