Harmonica Almanac – September 14

Country music pioneer Vernon Dalhart died on this day in 1948. He started out as an opera singer, but took up the harmonica and switched over to Country music in the mid-1920’s. He had the first multi-million selling records in country music.

Blues singer and harmonica player Darrell Nulisch co-founded the group, Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets in 1978. He then played for a while with Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters before going solo. Nulisch was born on this day in 1952.

Blues singer, guitar and harmonica player Walter “Furry” Lewis died on this day in 1981. Lewis was playing professionally by the time he was seven and remained active well into the 1920’s. He dropped out of music for the next 30 years, but was re-discovered in 1959 and remained active until his death.

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

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