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Getting Bluesy with John Hall and Jason Ricci on GIANT96!

It was a special day when the Bean Blossom Blues Festival promoter John Hall and one of the greatest harmonica legends in the world, Jason Ricci came to our studio at GIANT 96.  Laughter, great music and excitement filled the air when John Hall and Jason Ricci spoke about this years Bean Blossom Bluesfest!

The Bean Blossom Blues Festival is taking place Thursday, Aug 23rd- Saturday, Aug 25th at the Bill Monroe Campground in Bean Blossom, Indiana.

It will be a weekend filled with great music, camping, trees, trails, fishing (if you like), open jams at campsites, playgrounds, awesome food and amazing people from all over the world that gather for the BLUES!

This year there wil be FREE harmonica seminars and a harmonica contest judged by harmonica legends, Jason Ricci, PT Gazell, Brandon Bailey and Doc Malone!  WOW!

Special thanks to Jason Ricci and Kaitlin Dibble for theri stunning performance LIVE on Giant 96!  Jason played harmonica…awesome, awesome, awesome and when Kaitlin played guitar and sang it was beautiful!

Jason Ricci has a personality that just shines through and makes me smile.  He is so honest, witty and spur of the moment.  I thank John Hall for creating the Bean Blossom Bluesfest, it started as a party in the woods for John's customers at Buschman Harmonicas.  Since 1999, the Bean has grown to become one of America's most fun music festivals.

John Hall introduced our family to LIVE BLUES MUSIC, that touched our soul.  I can feel the postive energy and cherish every moment of the Bean Blossom Bluesfest!  I must say the Indiana Blues Society, CINCY Blues Society and the International Blues Foundation have been awesome too!  So many awesome people and John inspired us!  If you like great music and good people!  YOU SHOULD GO!!!

You can win tickets too when you listen to GIANT 96  You can also go to
to purchase tickets online or call 1-812-334-4420.

Here is a schedule:

                                                               THURSDAY – AUGUST 23, 2012

                               9:00am  Gates Open – America's Favorite Blues Fest Begins!

7:00pm  Pre-Fest Party Begins ~ Open Jam w/Gary Applegate ~ Beer Pavilion


FRIDAY – AUGUST 24, 2012

2:00pm  How To Play the Spoons Seminar by Bruce Spratling ~ Cabin 12

5:30pm National Anthem performed by Victoria & Vivien Armstrong ~ Main Stage

5:35pm  Gordon Bonham Blues Band ~ Main Stage

7:00pm  Beer & Wine Tasting ~ Beer Pavilion

7:30pm  Gene Deer ~ Main Stage

9:30pm  Nick Moss & The Flip Tops ~ Main Stage



10:00am  Free Beginners Harmonica Seminar by John Hall ~ Beer Pavilion

12:00pm  Free Advanced Harmonica Seminar by Ronnie Shellist ~ Hippy Hill Stage

2:00pm  Cabin 12 Allstar Jammers ~ Main Stage

3:00pm  Harmonica Contest ~ Hippy Hill Stage

3:30pm  Harsch Reality ~ Main Stage

4:00pm  Free Harmonica Seminar "Pedals" by Jason Ricci ~ Hippy Hill Stage

5:30pm  Levee Town ~ Main Stage

7:00pm  Beer & Wine Tasting ~ Beer Pavilion

7:30pm  Mary Bridget Davies ~ Main Stage

9:30pm  Trampled Under Foot ~ Main Stage

                                                        11:30pm  2012 Bean Ends