Andy Wilson ::2012::

Saturday, Sept. 22, 2:00-3:00 pm – MICA Stage 

Back by popular demand: the Harmonica for Kids workshop, presented by harmonica pro Andy Wilson! Kids, come learn how to play the harmonica. Free harmonicas will be provided for the first 100 participants, thanks to the sponsorship of Capital Area Blues Society.

Andy Wilson, co-founder of the Lansing old-time country, swing and blues quartet Steppin’ In It, started playing harmonica at a young age and soon started playing his father’s Conn Constellation trumpet in his high school jazz band. Wilson is currently a student in the Michigan State University Jazz Studies Program and a longtime member of Those Delta Rhythm Kings and The Bad Gravy Blues Band, hosts of the Sunday night blues jam at the Green Door in Lansing. His involvement with the blues community also takes the form of outreach programs, teaching harmonica as part of Capital Area Blues Society’s “Blues in Schools” program and receiving national recognition as a featured performer at the 2007 SPAH (Society for the Preservation and Advancement of the Harmonica) convention in Milwaukee.