Daily Almanac - January 4

Chord harmonica player Bob Bauer was born on this day in 1937.  Bob played
with The Harmonikings from 1959 through the late 1960's and then took over
Al Fiore's place in the Harmonicats in 1982.  He played with the harmonicats
until Jerry Murad's death and even played a few reunion shows with his son
Chris playing the chromatic.
For more on the life, career and recordings of Bob Bauer, please visit:

Blues harmonica player Charlie Sayles was born on this day in 1948.  Sayles
began working as a street musician after serving in Viet Nam.  He's recorded
several albums of his music as well as writing a book on how to play the
For more about the life, career and recordings of Charlie Sayles, please

Alternative rocker Benjamin Darvill was born on this day in 1967.  Darvill
has been playing mandolin and harmonica in the group Crash Test Dummies
since the 1980's.
For more information about the life, career and recordings of Benjamin
Darvill, please visit:

That's all I have for today.  Have fun and practice.

Peter Krampert, author
The Encyclopedia of the Harmonica

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