Harmonica Almanac – March 18

Blues singer, guitar and harmonica player Big Daddy Lester Kinsey was born on this day in 1927. Kinsey was a regular player in the Chicago area before founding the group, The Kinsey Report, which featured his sons who were also accomplished Bluesmen.

Blues harmonica player R.J. Mischo began playing the harmonica when he was sixteen after seeing Muddy Waters perform in Minneapolis. He played and toured for over ten years before releasing his first album and has been working steadily since then. Mischo was born on this day in 1960.

Vaudeville harmonica player Harry Halicki died on this day in 2002. Halicki played in The Philharmonicas, a band made up of students from the Borrah Minevitch Harmonica institute during the 1930’s.

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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