Daily Almanac - May 5
Blues guitar and harmonica player Blind Willie McTell was born on this day
in 1901. McTell began playing the harmonica as a teenager and took up the
12-string guitar later. His biggest hit, "STatesboro Blues" was later
covered by the Allman Brothers Band.
Country-Rock singer and harmonica player Steve Cash was born on this day in
1946. Cash learned how to play the harmonica from his mother and later
served as the lead vocalist for the band, Ozark Mountain Daredevils. You
also can hear his harmonica playing on recordings by Emmylou Harris, Brewer
& Shipley and others.
For more about the life, career and recordings of Steve Cash, please visit:
Blues singer, guitar and harmonica player Reverend Gary Davis died on this
day in 1972. Davis was blinded at the age of two months and took up the
harmonica at the age of four. he bagan working as a musician when he was a
teenager and stayed active in music for most of his life.
For more about the life, career and recordings of Reverend Gary Davis,
That's all I have for today. Have fun and practice.
Peter Krampert, author
The Encyclopedia of the Harmonica
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