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Big Walter Horton

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Big Walter “Shakey” Horton - Blues harmonica, vocalist (1918 - 1981) Walter Horton, also known as Big Walter or Shakey Horton,is counted among the best blues harp players. He is also considered by many to have had the best tone of any Chicago harp player. Horton was born in Horn Lake, Mississippi in 1918, got his first harmonica from his father when he five, and won a local talent contest with it. Shortly thereafter his mother moved to Memphis, then a hotbed of blues, and according to blues researcher Samuel Charters, Horton was playing with the Memphis Jug Band by the time he was nine or ten

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Harmonica Master Charlie Musselwhite to Perform in New Hope

Harmonica Master Charlie Musselwhite to Perform in New Hope

Harmonicist/vocalist/songwriter/guitarist Charlie Musselwhite, touring in support of his Grammy-nominated Alligator Records CD, The Well, will perform live at The New Hope Winery in New Hope on Friday, May 4, 2012. The Well is an authentic slice of Charlie's deep blues roots with musical flavors from Mississippi to Chicago to California, including help on one song from ...

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Charlie Musselwhite Celebrates New Release with Performances in Wilmington & Sellersville

Charlie Musselwhite Celebrates New Release with Performances in Wilmington & Sellersville

Harmonicist/vocalist/songwriter/guitarist Charlie Musselwhite will give live performances at The Grand Opera House in Wilmington on Sunday, February 13 and at the Sellersville Theatre in Sellersville on Tuesday, February 15, 2011, playing as part of “Hot Tuna Blues on Tour" featuring Musselwhite along with Hot Tuna (Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady and Jim Lauderdale. Musselwhite will be performing ...

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Harmonica Master Charlie Musselwhite Celebrates New Release with a Performance in Philadelphia

Harmonicist/vocalist/songwriter/guitarist Charlie Musselwhite celebrates his return to Alligator Records with his new CD, The Well, and a live performance at the World Music Cafe on Wednesday, September 15, 2010. The album is an authentic slice of Charlie's deep blues roots with musical flavors from Mississippi to Chicago to California, including help on one song from legendary ...


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