Harmonica Almanac – August 15

Blues singer and harmonica player Buster Brown was born on this day in 1911. Brown began working regularly in music in the 1930’s and recorded several albums of his music. He performed regularly until his death in 1976.

Pop music harmonica player Dominic Sgro is half of the duo, The Sgro Brothers along with his brother Tony. The two worked in Johnny Puleo’s harmonica band as well as with Herb Shriner’s harmonica band before working as a harmonica duo. Dom Sgro was born on this day in 1917.

Folk / Bluegrass banjo and harmonica player Mike Seeger was born on this day in 1933. Seeger came from a musical family that included his brother, Pete Seeger. Mike was a part of The New Lost City Ramblers from the 1950’s on.

That’s it for today. Have fun and practice!

I am the author of "The Encyclopedia of the Harmonica", which is still available on the internet in limited edition.

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