Harmonica Almanac – February 26
Country music legend Johnny Cash was born on this day in 1932. Cash played several instruments, including the harmonica, though he usually had session musicians play harmonica on his records.
Blues singer and harmonica player Bob Hite began as a Blues historian before teaming up with fellow Blues enthusiast Al Wilson to form the band Canned Heat. Hite was born on this day in 1943.
Classical Harmonica soloist Franz Chmel was born on this day in 1944. Chmel began playing harmonica at the age of six and after winning several competitions, he began working full-time as a Classical soloist.
Pop guitar and harmonica player Iron Man Mike Curtis plays harmonica on a neckbrace and uses customized valves on his harmonica to play chromatic notes on the harmonica. Curtis was born on this day in 1947.
Country singer-songwriter Chris Wall was born on this day in 1952. Wall plays guitar and harmonica and was signed to a record contract after being seen performing by Jerry Jeff Walker.
Blues Singer, guitar and harmonica player Booker T. “Bukka” White Began playing music professionally in 1921 and he remained active, on and off until his death. White died on this day in 1977.
That’s it for today. Have fun and practice!