[Harp-L] Announcing 2018 SPAH Awards, Part 2:

Winslow Yerxa winslowyerxa@xxxxx
Mon Aug 20 15:37:13 EDT 2018

Candidates for the Pete Pedersen Lifetime Achievement Award should have a record of achievements over a long period of time that may reasonably be considered to be the virtual equivalent of a lifetime. Candidates that have established themselves as outstanding harmonica players are preferred. Candidates should be active in promoting the preservation and advancement of the harmonica and the positive and meaningful interaction of harmonica players and devotees. Candidates should demonstrate generosity in sharing their talents and knowledge, and in remaining accessible to members of the harmonica community. Only one person may receive the Pete Pedersen Lifetime Achievement Award in any one year unless there is a compelling reason to do otherwise.

The 2018 recipient of the Pete Pedersen Lifetime Achievement Award is Kirk “Jellyroll” Johnson, much-recorded stalwart of the Nashville harmonica scene (he's played on over 50 gold records), and longtime SPAH participant. Quiet and soft-spoken, Jellyroll plays with deep, tasteful chops and is open and helpful to all.

Winslow Yerxa
Producer, the Harmonica CollectiveAuthor, Harmonica For Dummies, Second Edition: ISBN 978-1-118-88076-0            
Harmonica Basics For Dummies, ASIN B005KIYPFS            
Blues Harmonica For Dummies, ISBN 978-1-1182-5269-7Resident Expert, bluesharmonica.com
Instructor, Jazzschool Community Music School
President emeritus, SPAH, the Society for the Preservation and Advancement of the Harmonica

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