Congratulations out to the winners of the 2014 Florida Harmonica Championship, held yesterday, Sunday, October 19 at The Beachside Tavern in New Smyrna Beach FL:
Dale PixE Ensign - Technical Ability
Manew Blew - Creativity and Style
Eric Garcia - Showmanship
Jerry Fierro - 2014 Florida Harmonica Champion!
More info at: http://jazz-bluesflorida.blogspot.com/2014/08/9th-annual-florida-harmonica.html
And at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Florida-Harmonica-Championships/105549791700
Due to car problems, we didn't arrive until the end of the competition, but the up-side is that was the start of Ben Prestage's set! Here are some pic and vid clips will be posted soon...when I find a hot spot that won't eat up all my phone data...it goes quickly when loading vids!
|On the way! Ocala Sunset from I-75, after making 7 miles in the first half-hour of driving due to an accident. Really, how does one get in a crash on I-75 in the middle of Paynes Prairie? A 4 mile straight shot of road...|
|Late sunset over Wildcat Lake in Ocala National Forest - always a nice stop...|
|Yep, the big boss men are wrapping it up upon my arrival!|
|The competition may be over, but the crowd is still lovin' it!|
|Contact this man about sponsorships for 2015 - plans are already in the works!|
|Ben Prestage - One of Florida's great artists.|
|You would believe how much he offered me to wear my hat...|
|Farley, Pam & JW Gilmore|
|Capt Jack is in the hosue!|
|Ben really held the crowd, until the hula hoopers drove everyone to the sidelines... Go figure.|
|Ben's been working his engineering degree we see!|
|JW jumps in!|
|If you don't know Ben, do yourself a musical favor....|
|A true beach bar, with the only thing missing - the beach!|
|Yes, they do support live music, in a big way!|
|...and don't you forget it!|
|Didn't see a single one... but I think just maybe some of the patrons felt that way Monday morning!|
|A "new" cigar box fiddle has been added to the Orchestra's arsenal..|
|Tune in to Capt Jack!|
|This, also, is a good sign!|
|Monday destination... back in the SE for a couple days before heading back north to Live Oak and Bradfordville Saturday. What a day THAT will be!|
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