Harmonica Almanac – June 5

Mindy Jostyn

Mindy Jostyn

Multi-instrumentalist, including the harmonica Mindy Jostyn was born on this day in 1956. Mindy began playing music at the age of two and worked primarily as a “sideman” with artists like Dolly Parton, John Mellencamp, The Hooters, Billy Joel and others in addition to recording several solo albums of her own.

Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan

U.S. President Ronald Reagan learned how to play “Red River Valley” on the harmonica while recovering from the assassination attempt. Reagan died on this day in 2004.

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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