(WATERFORD, MS) – Midwest Harmonica Workshop’s organizer Sean O’Phelan is teaming up with Hill Country Harmonica Founder, YouTube Harmonica Instruction King Adam Gussow, and the backbone for the previous events in 2010-2012, Jeff Silverman, to bring you the greatest harmonica intensive weekend of the entire year. The weekend of May 17-21 will bring over 100 harmonica players from all edges of the world to the Foxfire Ranch (1465 Old Oxford Rd, Waterford, MS).
Headlining this event with instruction and performances are Magic Dick of the J. Geils Band, Adam Gussow and the “Blues Doctors,” East Coast legend Charlie Sayles with Tony Fazio, West Coast wiz Mitch Kashmar, Jimi Lee the “Sinatra of Harmonica” from Texas, the innovative Todd Parrott from No. Carolina, and our local favorites Bill Howl-N-Madd Perry and his daughter Shy Perry of Mississippi. There will be special guests and surprises along the way. HCH is supported and sponsored by the best companies in the business and will be a weekend to remember.
What is Hill Country Harmonica (HCH)? HCH 2018 is a 4-day and 4-night harmonica instructional intensive weekend. Designed for players from total beginner to professional or advanced, there will be a wide variety of topics discussed and demonstrated. There will be up to 150 harmonica players and more than 10 instructors are onsite all weekend. There will be vendors, sponsors, raffles, contests and so much more. A portion of Raffle proceeds will go to help young musicians through the MS based organization, Pinetop Perkins Foundation.
This event is the largest concentration of blues harmonica players in the world. It is a family friendly event with an option to attend our 4 nights of concerts, if the instructional part is not for you. We hire the best in the business to teach and perform for our attendees and have a full event staff to ensure a relaxing enjoyable weekend.
HCH 2018 is a family friendly event and there is onsite camping and meals at an additional cost. The experience is designed to cater to all harmonica players, from complete beginner to seasoned pro. Our staff and instructors are prepared to offer an all-encompassing weekend filled with harmonica tidbits and performances from all different corners of the country and the world. The weekend will be based on the Diatonic Blues Harp, but will also cover Chromatic harmonica and many styles, genres and techniques.
The gathering is considered the most affordable and most extensive format for learning about the blues harmonica and should not be passed up.