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2014 Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival Photos

2014 Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival Photos

A hearty thanks to Roz Powell, who documented the weeklong 2014 Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival. From workshop jams, to instrument sessions, and concert/club experiences – she got it all. We’ve embedded a slideshow into this post, but feel free to see the whole album on Flickr. In addition, check out photos from other years, and


Thursday Night Bluesiana Dance Party with Maria Muldaur

Come with your dancing shoes and enjoy a raucous night of Blues dance music like you’ve never heard before.  The Fort’s on-campus caterer, Bon Appetit, will serve up a major gumbo & jambalaya dinner prior to the show out on the Littlefield Green next to the pavilion starting at 6:00 p.m., so come early and make


Saturday Afternoon Blues Showcase Concert

Centrum’s Acoustic Blues Showcase offers a walk through the roots and regions of traditional blues originating in the Southern USA. From the hallelujah of the gospel choir; to the intricate finger-style guitar of the Piedmont region; the fiery passion of the Delta blues; the foot stompin’ Mississippi Hill-Country blues; to Ragtime and its syncopated rhythms;

Advisory: Blues in the Clubs

For Blues lovers, Centrum’s “Blues in the Clubs” make this week one of the most enriching weeks of the year.  Our generous partners at the Port Townsend and Jefferson County Leader have published programs for this week’s festival, with complete details. Centrum’s website will always be the most up-to-date information and reference for Club details.


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