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Alvin Youngblood Hart – Blues With No Barriers

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

Saturday Mainstage Preview: 2013 Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival

The Saturday afternoon mainstage show is jam packed with blues. After a week of workshops, our renowned artist faculty take to the stage at Fort Worden’s McCurdy Pavilion for a full afternoon of acoustic blues. Saturday, August 3, 2013 Acoustic Blues Showcase 1:30 pm; McCurdy Pavilion Reserved Seating $20/30/40; 18 & under free See more blues


Concerts for Kids & Free Fridays at the Fort

UPDATE: THE FREE FRIDAYS NOON CONCERT WILL BE MOVED INSIDE THE COMMONS AT FORT WORDEN IF IT LOOKS TO RAIN. — On Friday, August 2, 2013, at 11 am at Fort Worden State Park’s Chapel Building, Centrum presents a free Concert for Kids. The show features Lightnin’ Wells and Jay Summerour in a hilarious, kid-friendly