2015 Hohner Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Buddy Wakefield

25.06.2015

It was with great privilege and respect that Hohner has chosen, Buddy Wakefield, as its 2015 recipient of The Hohner Lifetime Achievement Medallion. For over 2 decades, Buddy has merged his 2 loves, playing music and helping people. His enormous heart has benefited a long list of notable charities and set forth an educational program of his own “Tuning for Better Breathing.” To commemorate the occasion and all of his educational and musical accomplishments Buddy was joined by his friends and family of the Harmonica Plus group  on Saturday, June 13 in Newport News, Virginia, where he was presented the medallion in a surprise ceremony organized by Harmonica Plus Treasurer Terry Martin.

This award exemplifies the visionary leaps and risks that few musicians make in their career in order to fully express their art, ideas, passion and aspirations. Buddy’s passionate dedication to the instrument of harmonica has helped revitalize the sick, mend the wounded and reinvigorate the soul. Buddy has a playing and teaching style that is unmatched. His praises can still be heard from the thousands he has helped around the world. No matter how subtle the technique, there’s an indefinable quality to Buddy's approach to the instrument and to way he teaches it. Congratulations Buddy!

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Tony Peri, 25-06-15 22:58:
Well done Buddy. Nice recognition Hohner. The medal looks worthy of the recipient.
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