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Orville Johnson, Grant Dermody Perform in Port Townsend Feb. 11

Orville Johnson, Grant Dermody Perform in Port Townsend Feb. 11

Rainshadow Recording Studio is hosting a concert featuring past Port Townsend Acoustic Blues faculty Orville Johnson and Grant Dermody on Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 8-10 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are for sale online. The studio is located in Building 315 at Fort Worden, and Rainshadow will donate 10 percent of ticket sales to Centrum. Note:

Alvin Youngblood Hart Added to 2017 Centrum Blues Faculty

Centrum is pleased to announce that blues master Alvin Youngblood Hart will be part of the 2017 artist faculty of the Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Workshop, July 30-August 6. Alvin Youngblood Hart creates a blurred line of Blues, Roots, Country and Rock music that has been enjoyed in our culture for decades.  In the summer

Just Announced: 2017 Country Blues Intensive

Ready to build your Country Blues skills? Join us October 18-22, 2017 for a Country Blues Intensive.  Blues masters John Miller and Michael Roach will be working to develop your abilities as an all-around musician in the style,  becoming comfortable singing, playing, and singing while playing, working in a lead or accompanist capacity, and feeling

Blues Harmonica Legend Phil Wiggins Returns…

It wouldn’t quite be a gathering without Phil Wiggins. A mainstay of the Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Workshop, Phil has confirmed that he’ll be joining us in 2017 to lead harmonica sessions during the week. During the early years of his development as a musician, Phil Wiggins was constantly playing with and learning from some

Learn Blues Guitar & Violin with Suzy Thompson

Centrum is thrilled to welcome back multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Suzy Thompson to the artist/faculty for the 2017 Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Workshop. Suzy Thompson is one of the rare musicians today who has mastered the acoustic blues violin, following in the footsteps of Lonnie Chatmon, Clifford Hayes and Eddie Anthony. A powerful blues singer in the

Henry Butler Brings the Blues to PT in 2017

Considered the premier exponent of the great New Orleans jazz and blues piano tradition, Henry Butler is a ten-time Pinetop Perkins (formerly W. C. Handy) Best Blues Instrumentalist Award nominee. A rich amalgam of jazz, Caribbean, classical, pop, blues, and R&B, his music is as excitingly eclectic as that of his New Orleans birthplace. Henry