Harmonica Demonstration: Charlie McCoy

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March 29, 2015 - Country Music Hall of Fame member Charlie McCoy has worked on thousands of sessions, and his distinctive harmonica playing can be heard on “He Stopped Loving Her Today” (George Jones), “Only Daddy That’ll Walk the Line” (Waylon Jennings), and “ Take This Job and Shove It” (Johnny Paycheck). Accomplished on many different instruments, Charlie impressed Bob Dylan with his quick, creative guitar work at a New York session and the performance helped convince Dylan to record in Nashville. In the years following, McCoy also played sessions with Area Code 615, Johnny Cash, Gordon Lightfoot, Simon & Garfunkel, the Steve Miller Band, and Tom T. Hall. Accompanying McCoy was fiddler Hoot Hester, who has played with Hank Williams Jr., Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs, Jerry Reed, Mel Tillis, and the Time Jumpers, and as a member of the Grand Ole Opry staff band. Presented in support of the exhibit Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City.


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