we asked Artistic Director Corey Harris to think about an intensive for guitarists, harp players, etc–he told us that he wanted
to take one of the highlights of the summer week and build an entire
experience around it.
Looking back at our favorite moments from the summer blues
gatherings, the direction we needed to go was clear. We needed to head
to the porch.
So without further ado, please mark your calendars for April 23-26, 2009 for our Traditional Back Porch Blues Summit.
Corey has asked three motivating, remarkable
musicians to come to Port Townsend for a long weekend of Traditional
Back Porch Blues music-making: Terry "Harmonica" Bean, a one-man band
from Pontotoc, Mississippi. Jerron "J-Dog" Paxton, a teenage prodigy
from Watts, CA, and Hook Herrera, an Italian/Mexican-American with
Indian roots from East San Jose, CA.
This premium experience will be limited in size to 25 participants, and is designed to help people to better express themselves through music in a supportive environment and to provide an opportunity to experience the power being a part of a musical community.
You can learn more and register online. We can't wait to see you on the porch.