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"The greatest thing about a harmonica it's the closest thing to a human voice to me, than the other instruments" says McCoy.
While a lot of people think they can play the tiny wind instrument,
believe it or not, these guys are two of only a handful of professional
harmonica players in music city!
"There are probably 9 or 10 harmonica players, that's about it" says McCoy.
That's because playing is a lot harder you may think, "It is a simple
instrument to blow make a chord and then suck in and make another chord,
so you can play simple music right away, but once you start trying to
sophisticate and get techinqiues like bends and things that makes it
cool, then you are talking about dedication, obsession, hard work" says
Charlie tells us about when he got his hands
on one at the age of eight, "I saw an ad in a comic book, it said you
too can play harmonica in 7 days - 50 cents and a box top" recalls
Since then he's played on just about every major
album that's come out of Nashville that you could think of. Greene
started playing a little later in life, but quikcly picked up the craft
and now joins the likes of pros like McCoy. This Saturday you can hear
them play together at Middle Tennessee's first ever harmonica festival.
some ways I think harmonicas, we players start feeling like step
children after a while, because there aren't enough" laughs Greene.
For hours, music fans will get to enjoy all styles of playing and see just how much talent goes in to it.
"People if they come out, they will be amazed at what they can do with theese little instrument" says McCoy.
seven hour outdoor celebration kicks off at 3pm Saturday at the Mid
Pointe Center Adjacent Field in Fairview. The event is rain or shine and
Friday, September 28 2012, 10:38 PM CDT
Tishomingo County voters OK beer, alcohol sales
May 22, 2013 23:38 GMT
IUKA, Miss. (AP) -- Tishomingo County is the latest Mississippi jurisdiction to legalize alcohol sales.
Voters approved the sale of liquor, wine and beer Tuesday, reports the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/13JCcix).
It wasn't clear referendums would pass until affidavit ballots were counted Wednesday.
With more than half Tishomingo County's voters casting ballots, legalizing alcohol passed by 42 votes, while legalizing beer and light wine passed by 73. The county borders Alabama and Tennessee.
Lawmakers legalized liquor at a proposed resort at the county's Bay Springs Lake in 2010, but it wasn't built.
Greene County voters legalized beer sales last year, while Corinth, New Albany and Senatobia have legalized alcohol sales under a 2012 law that allows cities to hold votes.
Mississippi has 13 remaining counties that allow no beer or alcohol sales.
Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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