Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Adam Gussow to perform - AND TEACH - blues harmonica at Tall City Blues Fest

Adam Gussow of Mississippi is among the artists coming to Midland later this month to perform - AND to teach an MC music workshop - at this year's Tall City Blues Fest. Here's a sample of Gussow in performance ...

Midland College, in partnership with Tall City Blues Fest, presented by Mazda of Midland/Odessa, announces the line-up of educational workshops scheduled for Saturday, July 26. The educational workshops are being held in conjunction with the 2014 Festival, which will be held July 25-27. All workshops will be located inside designated rooms at the Doubletree Hotel, and 100 percent of the registration proceeds are donated to provide scholarships for KIDS' College at MC.

By Adam Gussow
Made possible by Susan, Bill & Pancho Blair Armstrong
10-11 AM, Ages: 14+
Min: 2 Max: 12
Doubletree Parlor 1109
$15/pre-registration | $20/walk-up registration

If you've always wanted to learn how to play blues harmonica, commonly referred to as a “harp” for its reference to being a mouth harp, this workshop will open the door and walk you through. You'll learn how to hold the harp, how to make single notes and chords, how to play a basic train rhythm and how to bend and warble. Handouts will be provided. Beginner harmonicas in the key of C provided courtesy of Hohner Harmonicas. Participants are also welcome to bring their own harmonicas, as long as they are in the key of C.
What to Bring: An interest in playing harmonica.

Eight different workshops are included in this year’s offerings and are available to everyone - not just to Festival attendees. Most workshops are geared for adults and youth.

CLICK HERE to register online for the workshops (secure site)

CLICK HERE for detailed information about all workshops

Pre-registration fee for each workshop is $15; registration fee at the door is $25. Registration is available through the Midland College Community Programs Continuing Education Office at (432) 685-4518.

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