Harmonica Almanac – January 17

Harmonica innovator Mark Lavoie was born on this day in 1950. Mark created the titanium comb for harmonicas and has been playing harmonica for over 40 years. At one time he was a driver for harmonica legend Sonny Terry.

Country singer-songwriter Steve Earle was born on this day in 1955. Steve plays the harmonica on a neckbrace while playing guitar.


Harmonica prodigy Justin Gates has made a huge impression in a very short time. Playing guitar and harmonica, Justin plays the Blues with real authority that you usually only find in people who have been playing professionally for decades. Justin was born on this day in 2000.

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.

We will be happy to hear your thoughts

Leave a reply

Register New Account