I'm new to the newsgroup. Just wanting to find out if there are any
other old-time harmonica players out there on the list. Also wondering
about info on current or contemporary string bands or duos using a harp
player in mix - so far I've located CD stuff by Grant Dermondy, Mark
Graham, and David Rice.
Look forward to hearing from you tin fiddle players out there.
Just happened to find you folks and thought I would throw this name and video into the mix. Wailin Wood
Lots of videos of him playing. I've played old-time (piano, guitar, and mountain dulcimer) for a few decades and live in Doc Watson's home territory. I've enjoyed some fine traditional harmonica playing over the years. There used to be an older lady in our area that played harmonica in church and I believe she kind of swallowed it into her mouth. There was a well-known fellow who played that way too. He was at the 1982 Knoxville World's Fair Folklife Festival. I was working there and watching Mike Seeger do an on-the-spot kitchen table recording of him. I've been looking on Mike Seeger's archive pages trying to find this player's name and can't recognize it. I thought it was Harmonica Red or something like that - and yes, the older guy I'm remembering was black and probably a blues player.