Blues

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

Jazz

Grammy Nominated Jean & Marcus Baylor Join Centrum Jazz Faculty

Jazz Port Townsend Artistic Director John Clayton has added jazz vocalist Jean Baylor, and drummer Marcus Baylor to the 2018 JPT Faculty! Grammy nominated artists Jean and Marcus Baylor stormed onto the jazz scene on their debut CD “The Journey”, cracking the top 10 on the Billboard Jazz Chart. Their follow-up, “The Baylor Project,” has

Writing

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

Residencies

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

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