Welcome to the Harp-L mailing list! Harp-L, What it is - ------------------ Harp-L is an electronic mailing list for the discussion of harmonica music, playing, maintenance, and all related topics -- a place for harmonipaths worldwide to wax lyrical about the world's most fun and portable instrument. Harp-L was founded in 1992 by Chris Pierce at Western Kentucky University. When Chris left WKU, the list moved to garply.com, in Huntsville, AL, where Hugh Messenger served as owner-harp-l -- that is, the list's administrator and moderator -- from 1995 until 1997. In that year, SPAH began its Harp-L sponsorship, which lasted until 2004, and Danny Wilson, SPAH's webmaster, became interim administrator. In April 1998, Michael Polesky became owner-harp-l, with Jonas Karlsson taking technical leadership. Danny Wilson, "BassHarp," continued to serve the list as webmaster and technical adviser. In late 2002, Harp-L found a new home and new URL at harp-l.com. The job of owner-harp-l passed in August 2002 to fjm, one of the list's earliest members. In the summer of 2004, Harp-L significantly upgraded its hardware and software. It also picked up a new Internet address: while the list continues to be accessible at harp-l.com, Harp-L's "official" address became harp-l.org, consistent with Harp-L's nonprofit status and public-service mission. Many thanks to the late Douglas Tate, former president of the Society for Preservation and Advancement of the Harmonica. Without his help, we would have surely perished.