Monday, February 16, 2009

HUGE Blues Harp Event in Houston...

Remember the interview with Todd Slobin we did a while back? His movie's almost done, and to celebarate, he's halped put togerther an amazing blues harp event. It's coming up in April and it sounds fantastic. Hope to see you all there! 
Event: Pocket Full of Soul Music and Film Festival  
Date: April 4, 2009  
Location: Discovery Green  
Time: 5:30-10:00pm  
Admission: Free event   
The event will feature a sneak peak of the film Pocket Full of Soul: The Harmonica Documentary along with several musicians from the film performing live in the park before and after the film, including Gary Allegretto, Guy Forsythe, and Jason Ricci & New Blood, and potential surprise guests. 
The film features Clint Black, Robert Bonfiglio, James Cotton, Magic Dick, Rick Estrin, Joe Filisko, Dennis Gruenling, Taylor Hicks, Mark Hummel, Robert Klein, Charles Leighton, Howard Levy, Huey Lewis, Delbert McClinton, L.D. Miller, Tommy Morgan, Charlie Musselwhite, Jerry Murad, Lee Oskar, Rob Papparozi, John Popper, Jerry Portnoy, Gary Primich, Annie Raines, Mickey Raphael, Jason Ricci, Peter Madcat Ruth, Captain Walter Schirra, Corky Seigle, Sugar Blue, Survivorman Les Stroud, Kim Wilson and many others. The film is narrated by Huey Lewis.   
After the event at Discovery Green, there will be a harmonica players' jam at the House of Blues featuring the band Glasspack with special guests. Also free. In addition and to get the groove started, on Friday, April 3rd, there will be a social at Cactus Music with beverages and live music. Performers to be announced soon. Also free.  
If you have never been to Houston before or are just looking for a reason to come back, please make plans to come to the event. Also, if you are looking for good hotel rates, try You can usually get a 4 star hotel in downtown Houston on the weekend between $50-$75 – a deal if you are looking for an inexpensive getaway in this awesome economy. So, there you have it, fly, drive, take a train, or just let the music bring you here.  
If you decide to come, please let me know so that I can try to make your trip to Houston an experience to remember.

1 comment:

  1. I have just heard of HOOT through your blog, but would love to get involved. The Houston event is most likely not in the stars for me. It's sad because I would love to have a reason to visit my family and old stomping grounds. I can guarantee that I will either be working or playing a gig. When the good weather comes out our band gets pretty busy. I would like to get my hands on A pocket Full of Soul once it is available though. I saw on the HOOT website there was once a West Texas chapter in my backyard. Any idea if there are any remnants of that group floating around? Thanks for the comments keep up the good stuff.


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