We are in the final countdown for our Ukulele Blues and Harmonica Fest in Kernville, March 1 – 4, and the excitement is building!
AND, we have room for a few more! There is still one room available at the Pine Cone, so if you, or someone you know, is interested in joining us, please register as soon as possible so we can be 100% ready to hit the ground running on March 1, with enough food and materials for everyone attending. (And if the Pine Cone is full by the time you register, there are other options close by!)
We will soon be contacting all registered attendees with the information and links they will need to get a little jump start on our three tunes: Backwater Blues, Key to the Highway, and Stormy Monday. But only if they want to! The over-all program is designed to accommodate players of levels of skill. All we ask is that you arrive enthusiastic, ready to learn, and looking to have a little fun.
Here is a Preliminary Schedule of the weekend’s activities. But please note that it is subject to change somewhat depending on the needs of the group.
All attendees will have the option to choose whether they want to study harmonica or ukulele for any of the three song sessions listed: Backwater Blues, Key to the Highway, and Stormy Monday. The small blues jam ensembles are somewhat optional but are designed to give those wanting to work on any of the songs (or something else) in a smaller group setting with some guidance from the instructors an opportunity to do so during these afternoon sessions. Ideally, the small ensembles will perform their version of the song during the last night’s Open Mic.
All registered attendees will be receiving a Songbook all of the music for all of the parts of all three songs that we will be studying. There is no need to print out reams of paper before you arrive. And you will leave with a valuable resourse to share with the folks you play with back home. All you need to bring is a pencil and a music stand…..if you have one……and, of course, your favorite uke.
We will also have harmonicas available at the retreat for those who pre-order one from us. So it pays to register soon!
That’s it for now!