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Learn Blues Guitar & Violin with Suzy Thompson

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

2016 Blues in the Clubs Schedule Announced

We’ve just announced the performance line-ups for the Blues in the Clubs component of the 2016 Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival. Blues in the Clubs is perhaps the signature experience of the Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival. On Friday and Saturday night of festival week, the artist faculty head to numerous venues in Port Townsend’s historic

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