Kevin “B.F.” Burt, Winner of the 34TH Annual International Blues Challenge!

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The harmonica wizard from Coralville, Iowa, a brassy blues band out of Houston, a Brazil-born guitar master, and a 21-year-old “wunderkind.” These are the acts that rose to the top of the pack at The Blues Foundation’s 34th annual International Blues Challenge Awards ceremony, which took place at Memphis’ historic Orpheum Theatre on Saturday, January 20.

Kevin “B.F.” Burt was the big man of the evening as the bluesman representing the Central Iowa Blues Society, picking up three awards: First Place Solo/Duo, Best Solo/Duo Guitarist, and the Lee Oskar Award for Best Harmonica Player. The Keeshea Pratt Band, from the Houston Blues Society, stormed out of Texas to grab First Place Band honors with judges universally rating them ready to headline major festivals and take the international blues scene by storm. The local band…

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Just Play It! Student Guide with Harmonica

Written by blues artist Kevin “B.F.” Burt and piloted throughout the U.S. by over 300 students and 7 teachers, this six-lesson method is designed to introduce students grades 5-8 to playing basic cross-harp blues harmonica. The sequential, easy to understand and visually appealing curriculum covers breathing exercises, short familiar melodies, 4-part harmonica ensemble based on the 12-bar Blues.

No previous experience with harmonica is necessary for teachers or students. Unique color-coded notation system, sound zones, special effects words, a digital download link for 24 play-along tracks, and other innovative teaching tools help students experience very quick success on this classic, extremely affordable, cross-cultural instrument.

Includes Hohner West Music translucent harmonica and a link in the book to download the music.

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