Saturday, May 21, 2016
5 p.m. prompt till 6.p.m.
LIVE MUSIC! HARPS, HARMONICAS and HEAVY BREATHERS
and RANDY WEINSTEIN
Hosted by Brooke Kroeger
From a cheap, portable, and rudimentary folk instrument playable by anyone who could breathe, the harmonica has become the world’s most popular instrument and has found a place in all forms of music, including on the concert stage. Authors/performers Kim Field and Randy Weinstein take you on a guided tour of the instrument’s history and the music of its greatest performers–including several virtuoso locals–with live musical demonstrations all along the way.
KIM FIELD is the author of Harmonicas, Harps and Heavy Breathers: The Evolution of the People’s Instrument, the premier book on the instrument’s history. He is also an accomplished performer, having shared stages with Muddy Waters, Stevie Ray Vaughan, James Cotton, Walter Horton, and other blues luminaries.
RANDY WEINSTEIN is the co-author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Harmonica, one of the most popular harmonica instructional guides currently available. Randy has performed and recorded with jazz vocalist Karrin Allyson and the popular Americana/World Music confab Hazmat Modine.