His real name was Joe Travis and he was known as "Harmonica Joe" on the
WHO Iowa Barn Dance Frolic that aired over radio station WHO out of
Des Moines, Iowa.
They said he played the harmonica so good, it made folks want to go out
and by one themselves. He first made a couple of guest appearances on the
show, and the audience reaction was such that they made him a regular
cast member the following year.
Prior to coming to the Barn Dance Frolic, his earlier career stints included working with Olson and Johnson and also
with Borrah Minnevitch's Harmonica Band.
Credits & Sources
- Souvenir Program, W-H-O Barn Dance Frolic;
date published unknown