2015 Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival
We’ve just opened registration for the 2015 Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival. Don’t wait to register –early-registrants get first dibs on Fort housing, as well as the best blues mojo going into the new year!
We’re still hard at work putting together the 2015 gathering, but we have confirmations from Paul Asbell, Michael Jerome Browne, Daryl Davis, Pat Donohue, Mary Flower, Samuel James, John Miller, Lauren Sheehan, Cyd Smith, Alice Stuart, Valerie Turner, and Phil Wiggins. Stay tuned for more updates.
As always, our focus for the week is acoustic pre-war (1920s and 1930s) country blues, the African-American cultures it grew out of, and their traditions. Steeped in the rich music and cultures of rural communities of the Southern USA, this workshop gives attention to styles typified by the different players from various regions (Piedmont, the Mississippi Delta, Hill Country, and Texas), the differences in technique as well as how to get the proper sounds of these styles out of your instrument.
The music is the primary focus of the multi-generational in-residence workshop week but the downhome back-porch vibe of the country blues culture creates a community vibe that lends a family gathering feel to the week.
While in Port Townsend, WA. Stay at the Blue Gull Inn Bed & Breakfast. www.bluegullinn.com
If you love Port Townsend and want to live here, for real estate contact John Eissinger at Remax, www.johneissinger.com
Visit Port Townsend, Washington’s Victorian Seaport and Arts Community
Check out our web site at www.bluegullinn.com
For things to see and do check out www.enjoypt.com
Do not miss Fort Worden State Park. Take a walk on the beach. Fort Worden was built in 1902 to help protect the entrance to Puget Sound. Walk through the concrete bunkers and slam the big steel doors. Bring your flashlight, it is pitch black inside.
Walk along the sandy beach to the Point Wilson Lighthouse. Off in the distance is Whidbey Island.
Port Townsend is located at the entrance to Puget Sound. All ships entering and leaving the Puget Sound, pass right past Port Townsend, WA. In the early days of Washington State many ships made port in Port Townsend to take advantage of our deep water port but more importantly all the brothels and bars on the downtown waterfront.