Video Roundup: International Lefthanders Day

Video Roundup
Janice Headley
Updated on August 13, 2019

It's August 13th, which means it's International Lefthanders Day, a worldwide initiative kicked off in 1976 to "promote awareness of the inconveniences facing left-handers in a predominantly right-handed world." And can you imagine the struggles of being a left-handed musician, at that? Guitarists either need to find left-handed guitars, or get right-handed guitars and alter the string position for a left-handed player. Drummers have to arrange their kits accordingly. Even piano players struggle with using their less-dominant hand for melody lines. And what about the triangle players??? So, on this International Lefthanders Day, KEXP gives a left-handed salute to those musicians who overcome their dexterity in the name of rock.

(Guitarist John Flansburgh)

(Drummer Joey Waronker)

(Guitarist Dave Longstreth)

(Guitarist Ragnar Þórhallsson)

(Drummer Tim Fogarty)

Related News & Reviews


Courtney Barnett Talks Coming Face-to-Face With Her Emotions, Detective Shows, and Tell Me How You Really Feel

KEXP catches up with the Australian songwriter about her new album ahead of her in-studio performance on Oct. 8 at 12 PM PT.

Read More
Click anywhere to return to the site