Each year, hundreds of blues musicians descend on Fort Worden State
Park, turning the historic facility in to a giant resonating chamber for
acoustic blues music. The Park comes alive, and so does each musician
who makes it happen.
After a week of workshops, we present the
renowned artist/faculty in a series of public performances - in Fort
Worden's WWI-era McCurdy Pavilion, as well as intimate club
performances in Port Townsend's historic downtown district.
Today, we're going to preview the Friday, August 6 evening mainstage performance at McCurdy Pavilion.
Tickets for all Blues Festival performances are available online,
or by calling 800-746-1982. Purchase Festival
Packages and Save! Allfest Package: $74/$9; Mainstage
Friday, August 6, 2010
McCurdy Pavilion | 7:30 pm |
- Lightnin’ Wells: Blues, Rags and Roots From a Piedmont Master
- David Bromberg Quartet: Instrumental Virtuosity Meets
Spontaneous Energy and Humor
Hailing from Fountain, North Carolina, Lightnin' Wells breathes new life into the vintage tunes of the 1920s and depression era
He learned to play harmonica as a young child and taught himself
to play the guitar as he developed a strong interest in traditional
music. He has presented his brand of acoustic blues throughout NC, the
We're excited to welcome David Bromberg back to Port Townsend after almost 20 years! His live shows remain as unique as ever; the give and take between band members
is complete, spontaneous, and totally sincere.
Bromberg started playing guitar at age 13. He heard Pete Seeger and
The Weavers and, through them, Reverend Gary Davis who became his
mentor. He then discovered Big Bill Broonzy, Muddy Waters and the
Chicago blues. His sensitive and versatile approach to
guitar-playing earned him jobs as a backing musician for Tom Paxton,
Jerry Jeff Walker and Rosalie Sorrels, among others. He became a
first-call, hired gun guitarist for recording sessions, ultimately
playing on hundreds of records by artists including Bob Dylan, Link
Wray, The Eagles, Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson, and Carly Simon. Solo success soon followed, receiving a Grammy nomination in 2007 for his solo release Try
Me One More Time.