If Blues is your thing, then July 30-August 7 needs to be on your calendar! Registration is now open for the 2017 Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival. Artistic Director Jerron Paxton and Centrum Program Manager Mary Hilts have been hard at work putting together an outstanding artist faculty for you. Participants spend a week soaking up the knowledge of an incredible group of musicians.
While we’re not finished selecting faculty, we’ve got enough in place that its time to raise the flag and get all of you making plans and spreading the word.
As of Centrum’s November 1 “Election Launch” – here’s who we have so far (view our faculty page for bios):
Henry Butler on piano (pictured)
Suzy Thompson on guitar/violin
Craig Ventresco on guitar
Meredith Axlerod on guitar/vocals
Ben Payton on guitar
Marcus Cartwright on vocals/guitar
Eleanor Ellis on guitar
Ernie Vega on mandolin
Adam Tanner on mandolin
Phil Wiggins on harmonica
Sunpie Barnes on accordion
Lightnin’ Wells on uke
Aaron Gunn on violin
Leroy Etienne on washboard/percussion
We have a lot more to add, but registering now gets you prime housing and more – so do NOT delay!