Back in the day, traditional blues masters got together to swap songs from the old days and stories at country breakdowns and houseparties. These musicians and their friends created the lively spirit of houseparty blues, while conveying the values, the history, the good and bad times, and the sense of community that gave form to their music and dance.
East Coast regional Piedmont master-musicians Phil Wiggins and Eleanor Ellis bring their Piedmont house party music to Centrum at Fort Worden in Port Townsend this fall for a five day intensive workshop on house party music. In addition to Piedmont style they’ll throw in some delta, String Band, Jug Band and a few Swing Standards, to keep the house rockin’. Join us for some fun this fall, get some of this music in your bones, it’ll chase those winter blues straight away! You might even throw a houseparty!
This workshop is intended for all levels with some familiarity on their instrument. Classes will be split between Beginning/Intermediate and Intermediate/Advanced. Beginning in this case means beginning introduction to Piedmont style, not beginning on your instrument.