No one really knows who invented the harmonica. The only thing that is certain about its origins is that its commercial development began in the 1820s in a small German village called Trossingen. Later on in the 20th-century, harmonicas began creeping their way into America’s southern neighborhoods, and black musicians created their own style of playing it to fit in with the blues. Ever since, the harmonica has become one of the iconic elements of American music, and, in La Antigua Guatemala, no one blows and sucks it better than Walkin’ Tom.
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