Harmonica participant Hammie Nixon was created on January 22, 1908, in Brownsville, TN. An orphan at a age, he grew up by foster parents. He started his profession as a specialist harmonical player within the 1920s, but additionally performed the kazoo, acoustic guitar, and jug. He performed with Sleepy John Estes for a lot more than 50 years, 1st documenting with Estes in 1929 for the Victor label. He also documented with Little Friend Doyle, Lee Green, Charlie Pickett, and Child Bonds. Nixon helped to pioneer the usage of the harmonica as an accompaniment device with a music group within the 1920s. Before that time, it turned out mostly a single instrument. He used many jug rings. After Estes passed away, Nixon used the Beale Road Jug Music group (also known as the Memphis Beale Road Jug Music group) from 1979 onward. Hammie Nixon passed away August 17, 1984.