25 March 2009

Bringin' the Blues to Athens

Although, the Athens County Harmonica Club’s members consist of men primarily over 70 with varying talents on the instrument, the club seems young at heart as it performs and practices traditional folk tunes in numerous settings, and all the members enjoy it more than the audience in most cases. These men, however, are a dying breed of talented folk harmonica players, some having learned as young as 5 years old. As the club seeks younger members to carry on the tradition, they find a thrill in the tiny wind instrument and performing for others.

A few notes about this story:
I'm mostly done shooting, and I realize that this is a huge edit, so I'll most likely narrow it down. The next step is audio, which will be a project for spring. This has been one of the most enjoyable projects I've ever done, and I can't wait to continue.

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