Harmonikids Hohner-Sponsored Session At Phoenix Children's Hospital
On April 3rd 2014 a Hohner-sponsored Harmonikids session at the Phoenix Children's Hospital's "Zone" facility brought healing joy to over a dozen child patients and members of their families. It was a fun and raucous session starting with a concert in which I played and the children sang along.
02 March, 2014
Harmonikids Year In Review
Every year at this time I take time to reflect upon and share Harmonikids annual accomplishments in the past year. Even in light of considerable achievements in past years, 2013 was a particularly productive year. Harmonikids sessions and workshops effectively aided and delighted children with widely diverse special challenges all over the country. Hohner Harmonicas was particularly generous in it's sponsorship of eight sessions.
06 January, 2014
Harmonikids HOHNER-sponsored session #7
Denier Youth Correctional Center
On October 4, 2013 I brought my HOHNER-sponsored Harmonikids session to the DeNier Youth Services Center; a correctional facility in Durango Colorado. It was my third visit to this full-lockdown strict disciplinary environment designed to rehabilitate kids who had lost their way and were being held there by court order.
04 December, 2013
Harmonikids - Snowden Cottage Detention Center
Snowden Cottage Youth Detention Center
Sometimes Harmonikids programs focus on youth who have been abandoned, neglected, abused, and/or are at gang risk – including some who have gotten in trouble and have been admitted to correctional facilities.
17 October, 2013
Harmonikids at Sunflower Landing Teen Substance Abuse Rehab Center
Sometimes my Harmonikids sessions have particularly deep-rooted personal meaning. Such is the case for my return visit to Sunflower Landing, in Dublin, MS. So much of the music and musicians that made the Blues the most popular and beloved music ever to be played on the harmonica came from rural towns in the Mississippi Delta. Howling Wolf, James Cotton, and Sonny Boy Williamson are just a few of the great Blues harpmen to come directly from the area.