Blues articles


May 22: Centrum Blues Showcase in Seattle

May 22: Centrum Blues Showcase in Seattle

Twice a year, the Seattle Secret Music Showcase shines a light on Northwest artists who are doing vibrant and amazing work, yet are unknown to a large number of Seattleites and folks from outlying regions. Come experience the sweetest music this side of the Mississippi – Centrum’s Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival and Seattle Secret Music Showcase

Corey Ledet and Cedric Watson Bring Creole & Zydeco to Port Townsend

The 2014 faculty at the Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival covers a lot of musical ground. But we’re particularly excited to welcome some serious Creole & Zydeco power to Port Townsend this year in Corey Ledet and Cedric Watson. Corey Ledet Corey Ledet spent his summers with family in Louisiana immersed in the Creole culture. He


Alvin Youngblood Hart – Blues With No Barriers

We’re looking forward to spending time with Alvin Youngblood Hart at the 2014 Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival. Known as a “musician’s musician,” Alvin Youngblood Hart’s praises have been sung by everyone from Bob Dylan to Brit guitar gods Eric Clapton & Mick Taylor. Since the release of his debut recording, the all-acoustic BIG MAMA’S


Historian Gayle Dean Wardlow joins Blues Faculty

Blues historian Gayle Dean Wardlow is one of the world’s authorities on Delta Blues.  He joins Centrum’s faculty for our Acoustic Blues Festival in late July.  He was asked about his entree to the art form in a 1991 interview.  Here’s just a snippet. You’re considered to be one of the foremost blues researchers and

Essentially Blues – an Evening with Mike Dowling and John Miller

To close out Centrum’s sold-out Essentially Blues Acoustic Guitar Intensive, we are pleased to present two master guitarists in one amazing evening of blues music. Saturday – October 19, 2013 – 7:30pm Wheeler Theater, Fort Worden State Park – Port Townsend, WA Reserved seats: $20 – order tickets online. When the late, great Vassar Clements