Harmonica Almanac – December 6

12-string guitar legend Leadbelly died on this day in 1949. Leadbelly also played accordion and harmonica, though he usually had his friend Sonny Terry play the harmonica on his recordings.

Blues singer and harmonica player Sherman “Tank” Doucette began playing the harmonica when he was 15 years old. He’s recorded several albums of his music and is a fixture in the Pacific Northwest Blues scene. Doucette was born on this day in 1953.

That’s it for today. Have fun and practice!

Pete Krampert

Pete Krampert

I am the author of "The Encyclopedia of the Harmonica", which is still available on the internet in limited edition.

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