Hello Harmonica Lovers!
I wrote a post on things women like about harmonicas a while back and a reader ask me if there’s any famous women harmonica players? So I researched it and found that there is only a few famous women harmonica players which I’m going to be talking about here in this post.
I’m going to be writing a new post on new and exciting accomplished women harmonica players now!
Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton. Born 1926 in Ariton, Alabama USA. Big Mama Thornton as people knew her mostly by that name was a American rhythm & blues singer, songwriter who is still the most well known women player of the blues harp in America. She’s a strong willed women who became a singer, songwriter played Drums and the harmonica. Her father was a Baptist minister and her mother sang in church that’s the first introduction to music that her and six siblings began to sing. She’s well known for her recorded harp solo on “Big Mama Shuffle”.
Ingrid Berry. Born 1950 and still performing (Daughter of the Famous Chuck Berry) She’s been performing with her father and as a solo act for many years starting at a early age and still is performing with her father today based out of St. Louis Mo. She is a very powerful singer and a accomplished harmonica player. In 1987 there was a famous movie “Hail! Hail! Rock n Roll! where Ingrid Berry played herself.
Grace Brim. She is called the “Queen of the Harmonica”. Born in 1924 Arkansas USA. One of the only female musicians active in post-war Chicago blues scene. She toured with her husband John Brim all over the U.S. and the World. One of the first recordings featuring a women on a harmonica was “Strange Man” John Brims recording with Grace Brim performing harmonica. She died in 1999.
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