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Hill Country Harmonica 2011 The North Mississippi Blue Harp Homecoming – returning to Waterford, Mississippi from May 21st through 22nd 2011 February 4, 2011

Posted by David W. King in Uncategorized.

The 2nd Annual Hill Country Harmonica descends on Waterford, MS for another round of Blues Harp Madness. This two-day intensive retreat for blues harmonica students of all levels (and their friends and family), featuring workshops, jam sessions, and concerts features headliners …

Grammy-Award Winning
Sugar Blue and his band

2010 Blues Music Award for “Instrumentalist – Harmonica”
Jason Ricci

Blue Harp’s Legendary
Charlie Sayles

W.C. Handy nominated duo & world famous buskers
Satan and Adam
(featuring Adam Gussow and Sterling Magee)

…plus teaching and performing at this year’s event are Houston-based Sonny Boy Terry and his band, Austin’s own Jimi Lee PLUS returning this year are blues harp bad boy Deak Harp, teen phenom Brandon Bailey, Hill Country Bluesman Bill “Howl-N-Madd” Perry and introducing Delta Guitar-man Shine Turner.

This event is to be hosted on the Foxfire Ranch in Waterford, Mississippi May 21st and 22nd, 2011.


“Last year’s event was transcendental, in some cases life changing. We had people crying tears of joy…literally…from being immersed in, and surround by so many blues harp lovers & legends” says Jeff Silverman of harmonica411, co-sponsor of the event. “I think most came away having learned something important about not only their playing, but about what the blues really means to them. This year’s team of faculty/performer’s promises to go even deeper”

“BUT, let’s not forget the entertainment value as well”. Silverman adds, “I mean, c’mon…Sugar Blue and Jason Ricci at the same event…teaching and performing? Charlie Sayles on stage…how wonderfully rare is that? Who has more mojo than Charlie? Satan and Adam – together again – the weekend of Sterling “Mr. Satan” Magee’s 75th birthday? Not to mention the swinging Sonny Boy Terry and his band and the incomparable Jimi Lee. PLUS for those who haven’t heard Deak Harp honk on that blues whistle or have had the pleasure of watching Brandon Bailey on stage…well, they are in for a real treat!

If you are a blue harp player or even a blues lover in general, pro or hobbyist, if you love to jam with brother and sister blues harpists or maybe want to camp out (or hotel it) in the warm Mississippi hill country and be soaked in blues harp lore, learning and music..dollar-for-dollar, player-for-player, this is THE place to be this summer.”

Hill Country Harmonica is a two day blues Harp Homecoming event in Waterford, Mississippi. Onsite camping (with showers and facilities)! There are additional camping and motels nearby. (Foxfire Ranch is 50 miles south of the Memphis International Airport & about 20 miles north of Oxford, MS and easily accessible by major highways.)

Registration is $165.00 for player/students, $50.00 for non-players accompanying a player. Children 12 and under get in FREE!

For additional information on this event please visit http://www.hillcountryharmonica.com/

JEFF SILVERMAN @ 516-232-0596 or Email jeff@harmonica411.com


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