I'm excited about this year's line-up for the Carolina Harp Fest, happening 3/28, 29 & 30 in Durham, NC. We'll have Buddy Greene and Jeff Taylor with us, as well as Johnny Sansone! I've tried to keep the registration cost reasonable again this year, with the early bird registration rate at $145 for 3 days and nights. As with last year, we'll be audio recording all of the seminars and providing all attendees with mp3's free of charge. Registration will also include a syllabus (notebook) containing all instructors' teaching materials, handouts, etc. This way, if you have to miss a class to attend another, you can catch what you missed. We'll also be structuring the schedule this year to include more jams, and more hangout time with the instructors. It's gonna be a great event - don't miss it! www.ncharmonica.com
Thank you all for your kind comments. It is a reasonable price, but this is because we want it to be affordable for folks to attend, and we want a great turnout - the more the merrier! We had over 50 folks there last year.
Bill Newton is probably the best kept secret on the roster. He and his band, the Willie Painter Band, put on a great show last year. Bill plays ALL kinds of harps in his set with his acoustic band, the Duke Street Dogs. Everyone loved him last year!
Chris Turner attended high school with Steve Baker, and helped Steve Baker get his start in his first band. He'll be teaching his tongue-blocking styles, as well as Irish tunes. However, he also plays chromatic, and mentioned he'd be happy to teach chromatic if there's enough interest. Are there any specific topics you would like to hear him discuss? I'll be talking to him over the next few days and I will happily share any requests with him.
If there's anything anyone would like to see covered at this year's event, let me know and we'll do our best to make it happen!
Last Edited by Todd Parrott on Jan 02, 2019 10:24 PM
Todd: Yes, what I would like to see covered for this year's event, is MY JOB, so I can attend. My employment does include playing, rock and blues harp with a great band, but I am also the lead Pastor, so you will have to prepare a great sermon that "Gives the devil the Bluz!" Any takers, please let me know? Sure wish I could make this one!!! You guys Rock!!! ---------- And I Thank You !! KCz Backwoodz Bluz
Last Edited by KC69 on Jan 03, 2019 10:13 AM
I've known Chris Turner for many years and to say he's an amazing player is an understatement and I DON'T give out compliments lightly. ---------- Sincerely, Barbeque Bob Maglinte Boston, MA http://www.barbequebob.com CD available at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/bbmaglinte
Wow: Miracles do happen! someone has stepped up to cover my work. Church board said it would be like Seminary to study with Buddy Greene and Todd Parrot. Can I get a Hallelujah!!! Thanks for your posts on Chris Turner, as I need more work on Chrome, Bass, and Chord. Wally Peterman worked with me at Danny G's last year on the Chord. Be great to keep progressing. ---------- And I Thank You !! KCz Backwoodz Bluz
Last Edited by KC69 on Jan 07, 2019 9:22 AM
There's still time to register at the early bird rate!
We've also added Jerry Fierro to the lineup of instructors. Besides winning the Florida harmonica championship in 2014 and 2015, Jerry also studied with Sonny Terry in the late 70s, and had the forethought to tape record those lessons. He'll be sharing sharing excerpts from those recordings with us, and teaching some of the techniques he learned from Sonny.
George Miklas will also be with us, along with Danny G. and Bruce from newharmonica.com
Remember, we'll be audio recording all of our seminars and making those available to all attendees free of charge, along with a syllabus containing all instructors' handouts and materials. I think it's a pretty good value for the price. We had over 50 attendees last year - hope we can do the same this time around. We had a blast! Don't miss it!
Just signed up for the early bird special. I'll be bringing some of the Cham-ber Huang exercises for chromatic. If anybody want a copy and an explanation of how the work just tell me an I'll make you a copy. These are an adaptation of Bona. They give a great insight into using E# and B#. Also, a great description of his "Bite Technique". He would give these out when he used to do the Hohner Seminar at Turtle Bay Music School in New York city. ----------
@schaen just trying to pass on some of Cham-ber's teaching. As a community we don't have a lot of the older players teaching. I took master classes with Cham-ber and considered him a friend. Her he is with Larry Adler. ----------