TEXAS HARMONICA FESTIVAL LINE UP ALL SET FOR JULY 30TH IN HOUSTON TEXAS AT DAN ELECTROS GUITAR BAR. ONLINE TICKETS NOW ON SALE.
(Houston, TX) The line up for this year's Down Home Texas Blues Harmonica Festival and Clinic (TEXAS HARMONICA FESTIVAL) is now officially set. After last year's huge success with Austin's Rob Roy Parnell, Sonny Boy Terry w/Jonn Richardson, Dave Nevling and the Blues Kats, Adam Gussow and the H-Town Jukes, it became obvious Houston could do this every year in July. This year's festival looks to be just as strong with a few tweaks and added attractions, to make it more organized and accomodating for the person wanting to improve thier harmonica playing as well as making the entertainment just a little more jammed packed for the showcase that evening. Houston's own Sonny Boy Terry wears several hats this year serving as producer/performer and he is also getting it all started teaching a beginner blues harmonica class. All the way from Denver, YouTube sensation, harmonica instructor and top notch performer Ronnie Shellist is joining the line-up this year teaching an intermediate/advanced blues harp clinic. Topping the afternoon harmonica clinics off will be Stephen Fess Schneider doing a seminar on blues harmonica amplification. Following Steve's session, we will have an open jam for those who participated in the clinics hosted by the Sonny Boy Terry Band. That evening, Houstonians Texas Johnny Boy and Tommy Dar Dar kick off the Blues Harp Showcase in style, followed by a set by Ronnie Shellist, Sonny Boy Terry. Headlining this year's Texas Harmonica Festival is New Orleans native Greg Izor. If we have time and everyone is still kicking, we will have a huge grand finale for with the Texas Harmonica Festival feature perfomers.
So mark your calendars and get your tickets online today. The Texas Harmonica Festival takes place on Saturday, July 30th at Dan Electro's in the Houston Heights. It's twelve hours of blues harmonica nervana with some of the region's not to mention some of America's top blues harmonica players and perfomers. Everything gets started at 1PM and goes until 1AM. Dan Electro's Guitar Bar is located at 1112 East 24th Street, Houston, Texas 77009. You can get your tickets online at http://www.texasharmonicafestival.eventbrite.com/ More details to follow so please keep checking back with us or visit us online at www.facebook.com/sonnyboyterry or http://www.houstonharmonicalessons.com/
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