Okay, this is shameless shilling, and for myself too, which is doubly shameless. But I want to be nominated for a SPAH award.
SPAH offers three annual awards (I quote here from SPAH’s website at SPAH.org):
The one I’d like to be nominated for is the last: The SPAH Award of Special Merit. Between my book “Jazz Harp”, my ground-breaking solo compositions, and my work in creating revolutionary sounds for harmonica players on the Digitech RP devices, I think I qualify. As an alternative, consider nominating me for the Lifetime Achievement Award–I’ve certainly put a lifetime into the instrument and helping other people play it, as described here.
You have to be a SPAH member to nominate someone for an award. So if you are, and if you’re so inclined, look in the latest packet you got from SPAH, find the nomination form, put my name on it, and send it in. Thanks!