The Harmonica Club

              of Huntington, WV    founded August 2001 

Home Page We meet every Tuesday 7pm-9pm   

Harmonicollege 6 on 3-31-2017
an all day learning and jamming event


Event Calendar

5th WV Harmonica Championship 2011

Listen, read and see  past WV Harmonica Championships

Play Along With Us
Audio Downloads 

Harp Tabs to songs that we play

Pictures               NEW links to PICASA ALBUMS



Riffs Tab and Audio

Jam Tracks for practice

History of the Harmonica Club

Contact Us

Map to Java Joint where the club meets

LINKS to other Harmonica Related Sites

HarmoniCollege 6, 2017 (and Guitarniversity) featuring
Joe Filisko and Eric Noden
will be held
Friday March 3l 1 and Saturday April 1, 2017


The "bed and breakfast" harmonica event will once again be held at Heritage Farm in Huntington, WV. Friday night is the "eat and meet and greet" and jam session. Saturday is classes from 9am to 5pm with a jam session that night.

All prices include classes and 5 meals.

The event is $70.  covers food, and lessons for the weekend.

 Private Lessons from
Joe Filisko
and Eric Noden
 on March 30 & 31

Joe Filisko and Eric Noden will be available for “pre-event” private lesson on Thursday and Friday. March 30th and 31st. The lessons are 30 minutes long and cost $50. Please contact me for reserving a time.

Check in starts 3pm
Food and jamming starts 6pm
Jam until 11pm

8am Breakfast

Here is the official list of classes for HarmoniCollege 2017
and  Guitarniversity

​ ​
Maximize your blues harp horsepower! 
 (Joe Filisko)​
Expanding your breathing & breath control

​ ssential acoustic finger picking blues (Eric Noden)
Alternating bass in the style of Mississippi John Hurt​

Maximize your blues harp horsepower!
Expanding your sound & tone​  

​ ssential acoustic finger picking blues (Eric Noden)
Driving Bass in the style of Big Bill Broonzy


1-2:15-Blues Grooves for harmonica and guitar 
 fox chase & Old-Time grooves 
​ )​

2:30-3:45-Blues Grooves for harmonica and guitar 
​ (
 delta & Straight eight Blues grooves 
​ )​

4-5-Blues Grooves for harmonica and guitar 
 blues shuffle grooves 
​ )​

Blues Grooves for harmonica and guitar 
​ (detailed explanation)​

Eric and Joe will co-teach this class working with guitar and harmonica players separately and as a group.  The aim is to demonstrate how to get the most out of your instrument in a duo 
​ or group​
 situation.  They will break down their approach to performing and arranging blues and American roots music.  Groove, dynamics and communication will be explained through the learning of songs.

Levels: ALL
Harmonica- C, D and A diatonic (full set of harmonicas is helpful)  
Guitar-Six string acoustic guitar

Full jam starts at 7pm.  unitl ???

You may bring any legal beverage.

  Meals are include, breakfast, lunch, dinner.  If you don't like what's cooked, we will give you a list of local vendors that deliver at your cost.

You can always mail your reservation, or ask questions via mail. The address is:

The Harmonica Club
c/o Jim Rumbaugh
722 22nd street west
Huntington, WV 25704

It all begins Friday night at 6pm
at the Holleyberry Inn at
Heritage Farm,
3300 Harvey Road
 Huntington, WV. 25704
The HarmoniCollege Video

It happens at
Heritage Farm
3300 Harvey Road
Huntington, WV 25704

Here's the Heritage Farm Video

Go to Heritage Farm Web Site

Classes will be held at
(Click here to see them)
Woodbury Inn
Hollyberry Inn

If you want to share the cost of another cabin with someone, let us know. We will try to find you cabin mates.

Map to Heritage Farm

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Directions to Heritage Farm

From I-64, take Exit 8 (5th Street Exit) of Huntington, WV. Turn onto the I-64 Westbound access road. At first, it will look like you are trying to get back on I064. Travel one block and turn right onto Johnstown Road. Follow Johnstown Road about a mile until you come to a stop sign. At the sign, turn left and go across the bridge onto Harvey Road. Follow it 1.7 miles to the marked entrance to Heritage Farm Museum and Village.

GPS Coordinates:
N3823.1375, W08228.12128:

Hotels about 30 minutes of Perry Farm

The first 3 are about the same distance from Heritage Farm. The last is another 10 minutes away, All prices are aproximate.

Comfort Suites South Point
Hotel address: 2940 County Road 144, South Point, OH 45680
About $100

Ramada Limited Huntington
Hotel address: 3094 16th Street Rd, Huntington, WV 25701
About $90

Holiday Inn Hotelste Civic Arena
Hotel address: 800 3rd Ave, Huntington, WV 25701
About $110

Red Roof  I-64 at US Route 60, Exit #15
Hotel address: 5190 U.S. 60, Huntington, WV 25705
About $75