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Just Announced: 2017 Country Blues Intensive

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

Ethan Leinwand Added To 2017 Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Faculty

We’re excited announce the addition of St. Louis-based blues pianist and preservationist Ethan Leinwand to the faculty of the 2017 Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival. A student of the music’s rich history and varied regional styles, Ethan presents personal interpretations of many of the great (and forgotten) old-time barrelhouse masters. He specializes in St. Louis pre-war

Registration Now Open for 2017 Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival

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