Jimmy ‘Duck’ Holmes Brings Betonia Blues to PT in 2018

We’re thrilled to announce that blues guitarist Jimmy ‘Duck’ Holmes will be on faculty at the 2018 Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Workshop. Jimmy ‘Duck’ Holmes is a deep-roots folk blues musician who plays in the blues tradition described as American-primitivism, a repetitive and monotone style that is ethereal, gritty and rough. There are many sophisticated

Fiddle Tunes

In Remembrance of Al Hart

On December 17, 2017, the music community lost Allen Hart, master of the banjo: expert and beautiful player of many styles, meticulous banjo builder, scholar of banjo history, dear friend to many, and a loved husband and father. The cause of death was Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Allen Hart was born March 16, 1950 in


Guitarist Dave Stryker Joins 2018 Jazz Port Townsend Faculty

Centrum is pleased to announce the addition of renowned jazz guitarist Dave Stryker to the 2018 artist faculty of Jazz Port Townsend. Whether you’ve heard guitarist Dave Stryker leading his own group (with 28 CD’s as a leader to date), co-leading The Stryker/Slagle Band, or as a featured sideman with Stanley Turrentine, Jack McDuff, and


October 26: Natalie Goldberg Residency Reading

Natalie Goldberg, best-selling author and artist in residence at Centrum will read at Port Townsend’s Imprint Books Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 7 p.m. The reading is free and open to the public. “Listen to the rain,” instructs my ninth-grade English teacher, Mr. Clemente…There was to be no essay or write or any test on

Voice Works

Pharis Romero Named Artistic Director for Voice Works

The Centrum community is thrilled to announce that Pharis Romero will be guiding the Voice Works workshop for the first time in 2018. Pharis is from Horsefly, BC, and has taught at the gathering nearly every year. We thought we’d ask her a few questions to see what she has up her sleeve for next


Gloria Lamson Open Studio 2/25/18

Centrum Artist in Residence Gloria Lamson will hold an Open Studio on February 25, 2018 from 3:30p-6:30p upstairs in Building 205 at Fort Worden. Lamson uses natural or simple manmade materials to create temporary site responsive installations and interactions in nature and architectural environments. “This installation is a navigable chart of my work and creative