Kids’ Harmonica Class
For the second straight year, Woodyfest [Sidenote: This is the eleventh post in our coverage of the twenty-second annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival. We’ll be alternating our reporting with essays and photo galleries from the sixteenth festival in 2013, so check in often for a mix of old and new Woodyfest goodness.] hosted an expanded children’s outreach, featuring several youth concerts and workshops. These included a children’s harmonica class taught by festival regulars Joe Baxter and John Williams. [Sidenote: In addition to harmonica, Williams sings and plays guitar with Gypsy Twang. Baxter, a beloved Oklahoma songwriter, was honored by fellow musicians with the recording of Tribute to the Songs of Joe Baxter, a compilation featuring covers of songs that Baxter wrote from 1992 – 2016.]
The pair were assisted by East Texas singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Steve Fisher. The Friday class was held at Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church.