Y’all, it’s a Harmonica Summit!

Welcome to Blown Away On The Bayou – World Class Harmonica Summit!

Blown Away On The Bayou is a three-day event taking place on October 20th, 21st, and 22nd, 2022, near Lafayette, Louisiana. The event will be held at The Whirlybird Compound, known for its top-notch Honky Tonk in the Southern region, about an hour north of the heart of Cajun and Creole country in South Louisiana. Get ready for an unforgettable experience in the exotic bayou, where alligators and soul come together.

The definition of Summit refers to a gathering of high-level leaders. These leaders come together to shape a program of action. The names of the artist leaders who will attend the Summit to support the Artist Instructors Joe, Grant, and Jerry, will be updated soon.

The first-of-its-kind harmonica jam camp will be led by Joe Filisko, Grant Dermody, and Jerry Devillier and will take place at the famous Whirlybird Compound near Lafayette, Louisiana. The three-day event will include hands-on harmonica instruction and seminars during the day, and jamming and dancing in the evenings with local Cajun, Zydeco, and Blues Bands, as well as some visiting musicians.

You can stay on-site at The Whirlybird Compound or get a hotel room.

Tickets on sale NOW! (VERY limited quantity)

The fee for the instructional workshops and evening events is $200, with separate costs for food and accommodations. However, we are exploring a flexible fee schedule based on the number of workshops attended, as well as fees for admission to just the evening events.

Stay informed about event updates and more by following us on Facebook. We hope to see you at the Summit!

Joe Filisko – ain’t nothin’ like a little Chicago blues

We are thrilled to have Joe as one of our instructors this October. Learn more about him on his FB page Joe Filisko Harmonica Player or on YouTube

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Grant Dermody – master of improvisational harmonica

“I specialize in helping my students open up their tone; getting that big, wide-open harmonica sound, playing with their own voice, and freeing up their improvisation skills.” Grant’s website

Jerry “Cajun Music Hall of Fame inducted” Devillier

Jerry is widely considered the premier Cajun and Cajun-style harmonica player. His father was a highly regarded accordion player and was inducted into the Cajun Music Hall of Fame after his passing. Jerry’s mother gave him a harmonica when he was five years old, and he taught himself to play it in a way that mimicked the accordion. His technique, tone, and mastery of the music he grew up with are unmatched. Recently, Jerry was inducted into the Cajun Music Hall of Fame and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for the Preservation and Advancement of the Harmonica (SPAH). He is held in high regard by all those who are familiar with his harmonica playing.

Y’all – It’s The Whirlybird, and, we’re just getting started… Come get you some!

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