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'Larkin Gifford's Harmonica'

Hal Cannon, from the Western Folklife Center, profiles composer Phillip Bimstein, whose works draw on the culture and landscape of southern Utah. His most recent composition incorporates the voice and harmonica playing of a legendary local figure, Larkin Gifford, who died in 1998. (Bimstein's website is For information on how to obtain Bimstein's recordings, e-mail the composer at

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