Don ‘Sugarcane’ Harris was given his nick-name (by Johnny Otis) when he was half of Don and Dewey, the vocal duo who co-authored rock’n’roll hits, ‘Farmer John’, ‘Justine’ and ‘Big Boy Pete’. Playing a Jazz-influenced electric violin, Don featured on several albums and tours by Frank Zappa and  John Mayall‘s bands, before fronting ‘The Pure Food and Drug Act’ with Harvey Mandel. During a spell as a solo artist, he recorded a superb album in Berlin titled ‘Sugarcane’s Got the Blues’. He also played with Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Little Richard, Freddie Roulette and John Lee Hooker before passing away in Los Angeles at the age of 61.