The 2016 SPAH convention in San Antonio, Texas was yet another unique harmonica experience. Thank you to all the volunteers, performers, seminar presenters, vendors and attendees who contributed to its success. If you have photos and stories to share, please contact the SPAH Board or staff members.
Next year, the 54th annual convention will be held in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Aug. 15-19, 2017.
Toots Thielemans, the recepient of SPAH's 2013 Bernie Bray Award, died on Aug. 22, 2016 at age 94. Born Apr. 29, 1922, he influenced generations of harmonica jazz players.
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You've seen him at the SPAH conventions and may have jammed with him in the halls. Slim Heilpern and Penny Hanna have just released their album Procrastination. You can listen to it here.
A SPAH member and harmonica collector of international renown, Harland Crain reveals how the collecting bug captured him. Read it here.