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2018 Blues Faculty Update: ‘Wonderboy’ Jontavious Willis

2018 Blues Faculty Update: ‘Wonderboy’ Jontavious Willis

A special treat is in store for guitar players at the 2018 workshop! Every generation or so a young bluesman bursts onto the scene. Someone who sends a jolt through blues lovers. Someone who has mastered the craft for sure, but who also has the blues deep down in his heart and soul. At the

Son House Manager Dick Waterman Joins 2018 Blues Faculty

We’re excited to welcome ‘Keeping the Blues Alive Award’ winner Dick Waterman to the 2018 Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Workshop. Richard “Dick” Waterman was born in 1935 in Plymouth, Massachusetts.  He began his career as a sports writer, but everything changed in 1964 when he embarked on a journey with Phil Spiro and Nick Perls to

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

The Arts Matter.
Your Gift To Centrum Matters.

I can say with certainty that without the Centrum blues festival I would never have continued singing.   Christina “TeenyDeets” Dietz, Age 24, Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Participant since 2014, Musician, Teacher, Aspiring Horticulturalist Back in 2014, I was 21 years old and lived in Chimacum, Washington. I was someone who felt lost, over-worked, underfed.

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

2018 Workshop Registration Now Open

Get ready to sign up for Centrum’s 2018 workshops at Fort Worden. Learn and play with the world’s top artists. Find inspiration in our inter-generational community. Financial aid (scholarship, worktrade) is available for many Centrum workshops; be sure to apply if you need assistance. Explorations Register Online Winter YAWP Register Online Spring YAWP Register Online