Thursday, August 19, 2010

World's Record Harmonica Blowoff

How 'bout this...10,000 harmonica players blowing blues riffs at a baseball game and setting a Guinness Book World's Record (held in Japan at the moment)while doing it. Hey, and you can be part of it and watch YOUR Houston Astros beat up on the Los Angeles Dodgers on September 10th, 7:05 pm. Hey, and they'll give you a harmonica at the gate to wail away on. Might sound like a bunch of angry hornets turned loose in downtown Houston, ya think? I don't have a heck of a lot of details (other than show up and blow), but I do know that Sonny Boy Terry and a couple of other Houston blues cats with be leading the masses on how to play a down and dirty set of riffs. I also know that the Pocket Full of Soul guys are ramrodding the logistics, so go over to for more details as they come out. While you're there, be sure to get a copy of the greatest harmonica documentary...ever.


Richard said...

I was there. We lost the game and a good bit of the audience left, but I'm pretty sure at least 1/3 of the people stayed - and since over 30,000 attended, we should still have broken the record.

Anonymous said...

My wife and I were there too. Still, I wonder what the official numbers were. Know of where I can find that?

Ricky Bush said...

I've just heard from Sonny Boy Terry, who helped orchestrate the event that the numbers fell short by a thousand or so. Go to his website and and contact him. He should know.

Richard they only passed out 10,000 harps, so if half those left, then they came up short.