Pocket Full of Soul

The definitive film on the harmonica … a comprehensive exploration of the culture, the players, the politics, and of course the music associated with the only instrument where one must breathe naturally to produce sound. This simple act, breathing through the harmonica, forms an undeniable connection between the player and the instrument as it captures the body and spirit of each individual musician that puts it to their mouth. It’s truly a universal phenomenon and the sound, well, it’s undeniable.

Every musician embarks on a journey, and as Pocket Full of Soul was coming together, there was a realization that a vast majority of these journeys have involved the harmonica to some extent. Sure the harmonica is a pure and simple staple of the blues and rock, but also a constant in big-band, be-bop, polka, Classical, and Jazz. For those that made it “their” instrument, the journeys, more like odysseys, took these respective musicians deep inside the instrument. They would discover the power, the mystery, and musicality of the instrument, once considered a toy, as only those who truly embrace it and make it a part of their life can understand. Through interviews, instruction and candid discussion laced with pure passion and a seemingly dire need to play the harp, Pocket Full of Soul literally puts you face to face with the instrument.

With Huey Lewis as the narrator, Pocket Full of Soul travels the world to illustrate and educate on the instrument’s history, versatility, and present impact. Interviews, stories, how-to’s and stellar performances by masters like James Cotton, Charlie Musselwhite, John Popper, Magic Dick, Lee Oskar, Rick Estrin, Delbert McClinton, Jerry Portnoy, Kim Wilson and Jason Ricci should be thrilling enough to get you to dig that old harmonica … and breathe some music.


Pocket Full of Soul is now a 501(c)3 non-profit. Pocket Full of Soul’s mission is (i) to raise money for music related educational, health and preservation causes; and (ii) to engage in or perform any and all activities that are related to or incidental to the forgoing and that may be lawfully conducted by a non-profit corporation under the Texas and Business and Organization Act.


Pocket Full of Soul DVD

PFOS T-shirts - $10

Various colors (red, blue, brown, black) – color choice is not an option.
Men’s or Women’s (limited sizes and availability)
Sizes S, M, L, XL.

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Pocket Full of Soul: The Harmonica Documentary (Limited Edition) - $25

Pocket Full of Soul is the definitive documentary on the harmonica. There are only a few DVDs left. If you want to own a copy of the original DVD, make your purchase now.

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In The Reeds

PFOS: In the Reeds - $10

In The Reeds takes you deep inside the world’s most popular instrument, the harmonica. This collection of outtakes and random discoveries was found in our vast library of footage captured all over the world during the filming of Pocket Full of Soul: The Harmonica Documentary.

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CD Operation//Creation Songs – Music from Pocket Full of Soul - $5

Featuring: Peter Madcat Ruth, Jimi Lee, Vinnie and Janice Zummo and Rob Paparozzi, Jeff Blackwell and Harry Forhand, Doke Ford and Ethan Ford, Frank Bergheimer, Jimmy Gordon, Dino Gambino, Ian Robinson, Todd Vogtman and Will Vogtman, Dave Nevling and The Blues Kats, Jack Edery and Paul Orta, Rusty Winz and Josal, Brandon Glenn and Vinnie Zummo featuring Rob Paparozzi

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  • Alvin the Chipmunk
  • Gary Allegretto
  • Clint Black
  • Sugar Blue
  • Robert Bonfiglio
  • Billy Branch
  • James Cotton
  • Magic Dick
  • Rick Estrin
  • Joe Filisko
  • Guy Forsyth
  • Bad News Brown
  • William Galison
  • Dennis Gruenling
  • The Harmonicats
  • Stan Harper
  • Taylor Hicks
  • Mark Hummel
  • Robert Klein
  • Charley Leighton
  • Howard Levy
  • Huey Lewis
  • Delbert McClinton
  • Charlie Musselwhite
  • Lee Oskar
  • Rob Paparozzi
  • Rod Piazza
  • John Popper
  • Jerry Portnoy
  • Gary Primich
  • Mickey Raphael
  • Annie Raines
  • Jason Ricci
  • Peter Madcat Ruth
  • Wade Schuman
  • Corky Siegel
  • Les Stroud
  • Kim Wilson

Marc Lempert (Producer and Director)

Filmmaker Marc Lempert consistently creates stimulating, provocative visuals that never lose sight of what the film and video medium is intended to do - tell stories. As a multi-media production specialist and founder of the cross-platform content generator, Groove Gallery, Marc has compiled an extensive body of work for a growing list of clients. Recently, he launched Memory Ball Films, a documentary service dedicated to the production, capture and preservation of life-stories and legacy events. His list of credits includes feature films, documentaries, shorts, commercials, and music videos. Marc has a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis and an MFA from UCLA in film directing and production.

Todd Slobin (Producer)

Todd has always had an interest and music and film. Pocket Full of Soul has given Todd the opportunity to combine those interests. Todd is an attorney by day and is Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. In addition, Todd has also received an Independent Filmmaker’s Diploma and Producer’s Diploma from the Hollywood Film Institute.

For non-profit initiatives, donations, and/or to schedule a screening contact Marc Lempert at marc@pocketfullofsoulmovie.com or Todd Slobin at todd@pocketfullofsoulmovie.com.