Harmonica Almanac – August 22

Dutch harmonica player Art Daane was born on this day in 1934. Daane began playing the harmonica at the age of ten and was playing in the harmonica group, The Hotcha Trio by the late 1940’s. Art is also a harmonica historian and in 1999 he opened a harmonica museum in the Netherlands.

Harmonica player and technician Rick Epping studied music in Ireland and was the 1975 All-Ireland Harmonica Champion. He later went to work for the Hohner company and designed several harmonicas and accordions. Epping was born on this day in 1949.

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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