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BLUES FOR FOOD 25TH ANNUAL CELEBRATION

THE SHAKESPEARE PUB, 14129 MEMORIAL DRIVE, HOUSTON, TX 77071

Houston Blues Community Joins Hands for Huge Food Drive for the Holidays. By Ida Mae McLemore

It’s that time of year again for the 25th annual Blues For Food Celebration, Sunday, November 9th at The Shakespeare Pub,
Located at 14129 Memorial Drive at Kirkwood just off I-10 West. Join us for over 12 hours of intense live blues with 17 top Texas blues Acts. It’s almost hard to believe this BLUES FOR FOOD has been going for a quarter of a century now. Started by KPFT 90.1 DJ and benevolent Houston blues shouter Big Roger Collin in 1990, it was even a precursor and in some ways setting the stage for our partner the Houston Blues Society. Big Roger died in October of 2000 and Houston blues harp man (Houston Blues Society founder and keeper of the flame) Sonny Boy Terry took over the production right away. “I felt we needed to keep the tradition going, “ said Sonny Boy. “It has always been important to me to honor Big Roger’s name and protect the integrity of Blues For Food. I know the new owners at The Shakespeare Pub feels the exact same way.” This is a wonderfully diverse array of musical talent featuring the amazing blues legend Jimmy Louisiana Dotson, the powerful Miss Trudy Lynn, talented upstart blues vocalist supreme Annika Chambers, critically acclaimed slide guitar giant John Egan, along with John McVey and the Stumble, The Ezra Charles Band, The Sonny Boy Terry Band and from Austin (we’re not too biased here in Houston) killer blues harp player Greg Izor backed by the Erin James Band and any more. . Admission is any non - perishable food items or cash. With your donation you get a free plate of down home Texas BBQ. Music starts at 1pm with John Eagan and is topped off with Spare Time Murray and the Honey Makers World Famous Blues Jam going until the wee hours till 2am. No one should go hungry during this holiday season so get ready to shake your blues thang once again by giving back. Join KPFT 90.1, The Houston Blues Society, Keith Alan Guitars and The Shakespeare Pub for the centerpiece of Houston Blues events. It’s the largest collection of Houston blues artists on stage of the year - all donating their time and talent to feed the hungry during the holidays. There will raffles, 50/50 give-a-ways and a silent auction. This year we will even be auctioning off a hand crafted commemorative Blues For Food 25th Anniversary Cigar Box Guitar – a true collectors item and a one of a kind creation. It’s not a guitar or memorabilia. It’s folk art as well as being a real professional player. Once again, that’s Sunday November 9th for the 25th Annual Blues For Food celebration. All proceeds benefit the Houston Food Bank. Please visit www.kpft.org,, www.facebook.com/bluesforfoodhouston or theshakespearepub.net for more information. For publicity information, please call Sonny Boy Terry at 713.822.0437

ANY NONPERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS OR CASH Age limit: 21+ or w/adult

Sep14

Beginning Harmonica League City Learning Center - College of the Mainland

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League City Learning Center, 200 Parker Court, League City, Texas

College of the Mainland
Learning Center - North County
200 Parker Court
League City, Texas 77573
Phone: 281.332.1800

Lanis Neugent
Director, Learning Center-North County
lneugent@com.edu
www.com.edu/nc for more on pricing
281.332.1800

Age limit: 18+ or w/adult

Jul30

Texas Harmonica Festival and Clinic

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DAN ELECTRO'S GUITAR BAR, 1031 EAST 24TH STREET, HOUSTON , TEXAS 77009

Ronnie Shellist, Tommy Dar Dar, Texas Johnny Boy. Sonny Boy Terry, Greg Izor

1PM - 2PM - BEGINNING BLUES HARMONICA W/SONNY BOY TERRY, DAN ELECTRO'S GUITAR BAR

2PM - 4PM - INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED HARMONICA W/RONNIE SHELLIST

4:PM - 5:PM - AMPLIFYING THE HARMONICA W/STEPHEN "FESS" SCHNEIDER

5:PM - 6:30PM CLINIC PARTICIPANT JAM SESSION W/SONNY BOY TERRY BAND

6:30PM - 8PM - DINNER/MOVIE TIME (TBA DOCUMENTARY ON BLUES ON LARGE SCREEN) GRILL FOOD AVAILABLE ON PREMISES

8PM - 8:45PM - TEXAS JOHNNY BOY BAND

9PM - 9:45PM - TOMMY DARDAR

10PM - 10:45PM - RONNIE SHELLIST

11PM - 11:45PM - SONNY BOT TERRY BAND

12AM - 12:45AM - GREG IZOR

1AM - GRAND FINALE (IF TIME PERMITS)

Clinic is all ages Age limit: 21+ or w/adult

May22

Hill Country Harmonica

Fox Fire Ranch, Waterford, Mississippi

Hill Country Harmonica:
A North Mississippi Blues Harp Homecoming

When: May 21-22, 2011

Where: Foxfire Ranch, 50 miles south of Memphis in rural Waterford, Mississippi http://www.hillcountryharmonica.com/photos.html

What: a two-day intensive for blues harmonica students (all levels) and their friends, featuring lectures, workshops, jam sessions, and concerts with some of the finest harp masters in the world and THREE living legends of Mississippi blues guitar. Onsite camping! Plenty of home-cooked soul food available.

Who: a world-class lineup of teacher/performers representing the best in traditional and contemporary blues harmonica:

§SUGAR BLUE and his band

§JASON RICCI with the Hill Country All-Stars

§CHARLIE SAYLES with Tony Fazio

§SATAN AND ADAM with STERLING MAGEE on guitar and ADAM GUSSOW on harp (featuring a special "sundown at the crossroads" meetup outside Oxford, Mississippi on Friday, May 20th AND the release of a new Satan & Adam album, FEEL THE HEAT. Come celebrate Mr. Satan's 75th birthday in a once-in-a-lifetime setting!

§SONNY BOY TERRY and his Houston-based blues band

§JIMI LEE (Austin's rack-harp virtuoso...singer/songwriter/guitarist/bluesman), showcasing his "GrooveTrax" with a lecture entitled "Every Groove a Bluesman Needs to Know."

§DEAK HARP (James Cotton's protege)

§BRANDON BAILEY (teen phenom with his loop-based "Memphis Grooves")

§BILL "HOWL-N-MADD" PERRY (Hill Country bluesman extraordinaire!)

§SHINE TURNER (Delta guitar-man, formerly with drummer Sam Carr)

Plus two special sessions:

§Greg Heumann (BlowsMeAway harp mic guy): "Everything You Wanted to Know About Mics, Amps, and Amplified Tone"

§Wayne Snyder (Gussow YouTube tabbing expert): "Can I Get a Bend With That? Creating Your Own Blues Harmonica Tabs"

Hours: 10 AM - 12 midnight Saturday; 10 AM - 12 midnight Sunday plus optional "sundown at the crossroads" on Friday.

Cost: $165. $50 for a non-playing spouse, partner, or friend. Kids 12 and under free!

Housing: In addition to on-site camping ($10/night), cabins and campsites with full hookups are available at Wall Doxey State Park (4 miles away). Motel rooms are available in Holly Springs (10 miles away).

Extras: Horse rides available (30 min. for only $8)......Free bottomless coffee and OJ on Sunday morning......Cold beer and wine for sale all day Saturday/Sunday.....No charge to bring your own coolers!

Don't forget the Hill Country Jam at Rooster's Blues House in Oxford, Mississippi on Friday, May 20th, hosted by Deak Harp!

For more information, please email Adam Gussow: asgussow@aol.com

Age limit: 18+ or w/adult

Mar22

Beginning Harmonica - College of the Mainland League City Learning Center

League City Learning Center College of the Mainland , 200 Parker Court (behind Shell Gas Station on 518, League City, Texas 77573

College of the Mainland-Learning Center

200 Parker Court

League City, Texas 77573

409-938-1211 EXT 8646 Direct Line: 409-933-8646

Fax: 281-332-1810

4380 MUSIL-7010-266CL

Intro to Harmonica

Tuesday

3/22/11

6:30-9:30

CLC-106

Age limit: 18+ or w/adult

Jul31

down home texas blues harmonica festival and clinic

dan electro's guitar bar, 1031 east 24th street, houston, texas

PURCHASE BOTH THE BLUES HARMONICA CONCERT, ADAM GUSSOW'S MODERN BLUES HARMONICA CLINIC AND SEE POCKET FULL OF SOUL: THE HARMONICA DOCUMENTARY FOR 35.OO PLUS ONLINE FEES.

Down Home Texas Blues Harmonica Festival AND Clinic.

Saturday, July 31st, Houston, Texas

Doors open 3PM

Live Band - H-Town Jukes - 3PM - 3:45PM (flow)

Adam Gussow Modern Blues Harmonica Clinic 4PM - 6PM

Dinner Break - 6PM - 8PM - Grill Menu Available on site.
(The heights has some of the best Mexican food in the world just a few blocks away)

MOVIE TIME! Pocket Full of Soul: The Harmonica Documentary 7:15PM - 8PM

Dave Nevling and the Blues Kats 8PM - 8:45PM

Rob Roy Parnell's Texas Roadhouse Blues 9PM - 9:45PM

Adam Gussow One Man Band 10PM - 10:45PM

Sonny Boy Terry Band - 11PM - 11:45 Finale – 11:45 - Midnight

After Midnight Open mic Texas Blues Jam
Hosted by Steve "Fess" Schnieder - Midnight – Close. All blues performers welcome

Adam Gussow's Modern Blues Harmonica Clinic.
Admission: 25.00 - All ages accompanied by Adult.
Texas Blues Harmonica Showcase - 8PM - 1:30AM Admission: 12.00
($10 for Houston Blues Society members AT THE DOOR ONLY. Must verify current membership)

Total Package Price: 35.00
Saturday, July 31st.
Dan Electro's Guitar Bar
1031 East 24th Street
Houston, Texas, 77009
713.862.8707

Age limit: 18+ or w/adult

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