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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
Body found in Percy Priest Lake
May 25, 2013 20:14 GMT
SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities say a body has been found in Percy Priest Lake in Middle Tennessee.
WSMV-TV (http://bit.ly/16gYKys) reports officials with Metro Police, the Office of Emergency Management and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency were at the scene Saturday at Hole In The Wall Island. The body was reported to authorities about 11 a.m.
TWRA officials say they believe the deceased man is a boater who disappeared in the lake two weeks ago.
Police said the agencies coordinated with each other to get a boat in the water and recover the body.
Information from: WSMV-TV, http://www.wsmv.com/
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