Harmonica Summit helps blues artists rest with respect

Musicians paying tribute to the past


When the Grand Rapids Harmonica Summit convenes during ArtPrize this year, the musicians gathered will be doing more than playing the blues. They are also on a mission to give back and pay tribute.  Hank Mowery created this movement to pay respect to those who enriched his life with their music after learning that many of the music legends who sang the blues had no marker on their graves.  Salter created the Killer Blues Headstone project and helped fund the first gravestone for blues artist Big Maceo in 2008.and he’s here with me along with one harmonica artist, Dennis Gruenling.