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In March, our school (I'm a teacher), sponsored a "Blues in the Schools" Program
on a grant
from the State of Illinois. I was very excited when it was announced that the
featured artist was to be B.B. King's daughter Sherlie!
She brought her band in, and I decided that I would hide behind the kids in
the audience and use this as an opportunity to "jam" with a real Blues
professional. Things were really going well, and the kids and I were having a
great time, when suddenly her sound man spied me huddled down wailing on my
Suddenly Shirley announces how since they were short a harp player, that
they had invited a guest player to join them. Imagine my shock when her
"guest" turned out to be me! Well, it was the greatest...we jammed through 56
tunes, and my confidence grew.
Afterwards, she congratulated me and wanted to know how long I had been
playing the Blues! After telling her, she laughed, and invited me to be sure
to sit in when her band played at the Blues On The Fox Festival this summer in
Aurora, Illinois...man what a ride!
"I started playing harp around October. Altough I am an accomplished
percussionist, blues harp was a new endeavor for me."