Y’all, it’s a Harmonica Summit!

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

Blown Away On The Bayou takes place THIS OCTOBER 20th, 21st and 22nd, 2022 just outside of Lafayette, Louisiana at The Whirlybird Compound – home of the best look’n and premier underground Honky Tonk in all The South – but come to think of it, ya gotta go North to get the The South from The Whirlybird (about an hour North), since it is in the heart of exotic, French-speaking Cajun and Creole bayou country – that’s right, way down yonder in South Louisiana, where the alligators got soul.

Get ready to be Blown Away on the Bayou…

– I like this definition of Summit:

“A conference or meeting of high-level leaders, usually called to shape a program of action.”

Who are the high-level leaders? And what is the program of action?

We will update the names of Artist leaders coming to the Summit to support Joe, Grant and Jerry – the Artist Instructors. But, out of the starting gate, this first-of-its-kind harmonica jam camp will be a 3 day Summit and mini festival led by Joe Filisko, Grant Dermody, and Jerry Devillier at the famous Whirlybird compound outside of Lafayette, LA.

There will be hands-on harmonica instruction and seminars during the day and the evenings will be full of jamming and dances with local Cajun, Zydeco and Blues Bands as well as some out of town musicians jumping in.

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

Tickets on sale NOW! (VERY limited quantity)

The cost is $200 for all the instructional workshops and evening events – food and accommodations are separate costs. We are working, however, on a part-time, tiered fee schedule, on a per/workshop basis, and, admission fees just for evening events.

Follow us on Facebook to stay updated on event info and more. We hope to see you all there!!

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, without doubt, the finest living Cajun, and Cajun style harmonica player. His father was an accordion player of high regard, being selected to the Cajun Music Hall of Fame after his passing. Jerry’s mom bought him a harmonica when he was five and he taught himself to make it sound like an accordion. His technique, tone, and feel for the music he grew up with, are unparalleled. Jerry was recently elected to the Cajun Music Hall of Fame, and given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Society for the Preservation and Advancement of the Harmonica, (SPAH) Jerry is held in the highest esteem by everyone who knows harmonica.

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

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