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August 3: Blues in the Clubs

August 3: Blues in the Clubs

Blues in the Clubs is the signature experience of the Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival. On Friday and Saturday night of festival week, the artist faculty perform in smaller, club settings, playing sets in all sorts of interesting combinations throughout Fort Worden State Park. One wristband each night gives you access to all venues, and

Hear Robin Rapuzzi’s Washboard Stylings at Acoustic Blues

New Orleans-based Robin Rapuzzi is a longtime veteran of the country blues scene, having toured both nationally and internationally. This summer, Robin brings his washboard skills and knowledge to the 2019 Acoustic Blues Festival. Robin Rapuzzi is a longtime veteran of the New Orleans music scene, having made his bones on the streets and clubs

Ali Kafka Brings A Twist to the Acoustic Blues Festival

Found the past few years performing on the porches, stoops, and stages of New Orleans, Ali Kafka cut her teeth as a street musician. She’d take up tunes with accompaniment by fiddles, cellos, washboards, or jugs when she wasn’t playing counterpoint duets with fellow country blues guitarists. Enamored with the nuance and feeling of 78


May 23: ‘Rhapsody at Blues’ Benefit at Seattle’s Triple Door

Join us in Seattle for an evening of music and inspiration featuring Centrum faculty artists Matt Munisteri (Red Hot Strings), Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons (Port Townsend Acoustic Blues), Rhapsody Project youth, and Ricardo and Friends. The Triple Door Seattle Secret Music Showcase Presents RHAPSODY AT BLUES A Centrum event to benefit diversity scholarships Thursday,

Guy Davis: Blues’ Renaissance Man

Guy Davis says his blues music is inspired by the Southern speech of his grandmother. Though raised in the New York City area, he grew up hearing accounts of life in the rural South from his parents and especially his grandparents, and they made their way into his own stories and songs. Davis taught himself

Aaron Jonah Lewis’ High Wire Blues

Acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, performer and educator Aaron Jonah Lewis will be on faculty at the 2019 Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Workshop. Lewis will lead participants in blues fiddle workshops (he also plays banjo, mandolin, and guitar). “…Eclectic and high-spirited fiddling. Technically, he’s a brilliant fiddler, able to blend genres at will, and he’s got the kind