Subject: [Harp-L] Convention FEEDBACK TIME! / Garden State News

Warren:  I'm still decompressing from my week of vacation post-SPAH,  so 
will try to get the videos, photos, whatever I have to 'whomever' wants to  
post them, asap. But I'll need help. 
I just wanted to take the opportunity to tell you that you did a helluva  
job. I so enjoyed the video taped by the newsmedia in Sacramento - and  your 
appearance talking about the Convention. You're a natural on camera. It  
couldn't have worked out better. I loved young Nick doing his thing outside the 
 Torch Club...we had a few neat conversations while at SPAH. Good kid...  
sweet, and genuinely talented. 
If it weren't for my own personal physical limitations getting around, I  
would have had a lot more fun, but it was still all good...a great 
SPAH...lots  of wonderful moments. Hopefully I'll find time to do a synopsis later 
since  there are a few performances I caught which haven't yet been addressed. 
Kudos for the moment, big guy. You did great. More later, now get to work  
on GSHC. ;) I highly recommended you to Val since I knew you'd be a natural 
and  for once it's in our own neck of the woods. Let's try to get  some 
Blues guys there  :)
I'll tell you - nothing was cooler than hard-core Blues guys 'oh-yeah'ing'  
when the HarpBeats (Phil, Wally & George) did their thing at Jason's  
request at the Torch Club.  By the end of their set they had the audience  
whooping and hollering and got a standing ovation...harp players do know when  
they hear amazing playing and I got to hear Jerry Deall and his crew really get 
 into the HarpBeats' performance. Did my heart good to see/hear confirmed 
blues  guys thoroughly enjoy other styles of play.
I noticed more and more chromatic people turned out for Jason's shows maybe those barriers are coming down, the lines finally becoming  
blurred. We're all recognizing that good playing is good playing regardless of  
the instrument or the genre....Jason playing in the BlueGrass circle with  
Cara Cooke and David Naiditch was TOO cool.... And Phil Caltabellotta can  
play a mean diatonic too. 
If you keep blurring those lines for GSHC, I'll be a very happy  camper.
Message: 2
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2009 10:44:32 -0400
From: Warren Bee  <spahpublicity@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [Harp-L] Convention FEEDBACK TIME! /  Garden State News
To: _harp-l@xxxxxxxxxxx (mailto:harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx) 

I have had my week of rest and recuperation and now it is time to get  busy
again. First off I am hoping that those of you that did attend  the
convention in Sacramento can begin the process of sharing. Pictures  and
stories/reviews will be appreciated by both Jp Pagan Harmonica  our
Happenings Magazine Editor and Bob Cohen the Webmaster of
Criticism is of course appreciated and necessary for future  conventions but
the main interest we have now is helping to share the SPAH  convention
experience with the others that could not attend.

Please  help us fill the website and magazine with powerful and positive
content.  Minnesota is only 11 1/2 months away. Now is the time to start
promoting the  incredible SPAH experience! This convention set the new 
for #'s. Next  year we will set new records! That's the plan.

On another note I have  been asked to do the job of being publicity director
for the upcoming Garden  State Harmonica Festival. Val and Phil have become
great friends of mine and  I look forward to working with them to make this
years "comeback" event a big  success. More news shortly on this.

Warren "Bee"  Bachman
SPAH & Garden State Harmonica Club Publicity  Director

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