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There is no admission to our event and everyone is invited to pack a frisbee or hula hoop for the kids, water, sunscreen, blanket or beach chair, and join us for another good old fashioned afternoon in the park. Be sure to bring your smile. :) This is our 13th annual benefit show. Over the years we have purchased close to 4,500 harmonicas to be distributed to the kids in attendance at local Blues In The Schools presentations. With your help, we can continue this effort, and spread the joy of music with harmonicas at even more schools and community organizations. Please consider donating to help us with our goal of supplying harmonicas to the BITS program. This event remains a first of it's kind for San Diego County where everyone involved; from webmaster, to set-up crew, from sound man, to musicians, MC to clean up crew, and all points in between; volunteers time, talent and expertise, working together to build a better future. We like to think of Spring Harp Fest as a way for musicians to stand together and make a difference in our community with what we do. . . Our music! While raising funds to provide harmonicas and other instruments from our proceeds we hope to also increase the visibility of the harmonica in general, as well as showcase some of the many talented local blues and roots musicians that are available in and around San Diego and Southern California. Please join us for this most enjoyable and important event in a fun family. It isn’t the same without you there.
Blues, Rock, Funk, Jazz Fusion, Eastern, Punk, Carnival, Psychedelic, Performance Art and more are all regularly attached descriptions of the band Jason Ricci and New Blood. Defying category, without defying the techniques, authenticity and disciplines of any one of those category is a rare and dangerous high wire act this band has been balancing expertly year after year, award after award, show after show, fan after fan and album after album. Jason Ricci and New Blood have been working the Blues, Jam and Rock circuits for over seven years, averaging some 300 shows a year all over the world. Ricci on his own is consistently considered and referred to in print, with awards and in harmonica circles as one of the best and most important harmonica players to have ever picked up the instrument. Shawn Starski (Guitar) is garnering similar attention alike with Guitar Player Magazine naming him within “The Top Ten Hottest New Guitar Players” in 2008.
Special double-bill show with Jason Ricci!