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Registration is now open for Hill Country Harmonica 12'

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jeff s
Jan 18, 2012 4:29 AM GMT

"I was absolutely inspired by everything...." Paul L, Hill Country Harmonica 2011 attendee

"...a north Mississippi blues harp homecoming"
Hill Country Harmonica 2012
Returns again to Waterford, MS from May 18th through 20th, 2012

Registration is now open for the 3nd Annual Hill Country Harmonica2012 in Waterford, MS. This is a two-and-a-half-day intensive workshop &retreat for blues harmonica students of all levels, featuring at least19 workshops, multiple jam sessions, and nightly concerts.
Headlining this year's event are...

Grammy Award Nominee &
W.C. Handy award winner
Billy Branch
and his Chicago band, The Sons of Blues
Delta Groove Recording Artist and
West Coast legend,
Mitch Kashmar
Piedmont Blues Legendary Harp Player &Board
Member of the National Council for Traditional Arts
Phil Wiggins
Hill Country Harmonica Founder,
Modern Blues Harmonica Recording Artist
the leading online Blues Harp Instructor...Satan & Adam's
Adam Gussow
2011 Blues Critic Awards Nominee,
from Greenwood, Mississippi
Dr Robert "Feel Good" Potts addtion to Mitch, Adam and Phil, also teaching and performing at this year's event areTodd Parrott from North Carolina, returning fromAustin - Jimi Lee andteen phenom Brandon Bailey from Memphis.

plus additional workshops on...

  • Playing the harp through a microphone & amplifying for the blues harp
  • harmonica repairs
  • tabbing/improving your playing through technology
"Last year's event was an amplified player's tour-de-force and this year won't let off that gas with Billy Branch, Adam Gussow, Dr. "Feel Good" Potts, not to mention Mitch Kashmar, who the late, great William Clarke called "my absolute favorite blues harp player of his generation, and one of my favorites period", says event director Jeff Silverman. "BUT we're also privileged to havePhil Wiggins joining us--one of the world's finest acoustic player/teachers and a world renowned master of the Piedmont Blues Style. Plus, we have Todd Parrott, a gospel/blues player who is, along with Jimi Lee, Brandon Bailey and the rest of our facilitators, giving us the opportunity to make the multi-level learning aspects of this eventtruly world class. It's a "must-be-there"weekend for anybody who plays the blues harp, from the raw beginner to the professional player alike."

If you are a blues harp player or even a blues lover in general, dollar for dollar, player-for-player,this is THE place to be in the summer of 2012!
Hill Country Harmonica is a 2 ½ day event from May 18th through May 20th, 2012 at the Foxfire Ranch in Waterford, Mississippi. Onsite and offsite camping (with showers and facilities) are available! There are additional motels nearby. (Foxfire Ranch is 50 miles south of the Memphis International Airport & about 20 miles north of Oxford, MS and easily accessible by major highways.)
Registration is $175.00 for player/students, $50.00 for non-players accompanying a player. Children 12 and under, accompanied by a registered parent or guardian, get in FREE!
For additional information on this event please visit
JEFF SILVERMAN @ 516-232-0596 or Email

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