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Offline Rivers

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Port T 2014 Blues Week
« on: September 05, 2013, 07:18:18 PM »
Never too early to get thinking about the next Port T Workshop Week, right? Thankfully I'll be able to attend next year, might even drive it. So, who would we like to see up there?

I'm just going to confine myself to nominating a first timer and vote for Gayle Dean Wardlow. Having spoken to him recently on the phone (about something else) I know for a fact he'd be interested and would add a ton of value. I know also that several people here would agree it's high time Gayle had the opportunity to talk about his research and hang out with us all. I'm hard pressed to think of another more respected blues researcher & author, knowledgeable musician in the style and articulate speaker than Mr GDW

Please add your comments on who you'd like to see at Port T, 2014
« Last Edit: January 25, 2014, 04:21:34 PM by Rivers »

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Re: Port T 2014 Blues Week
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2013, 09:32:06 PM »
I would second the idea of having Gayle Dean Wardlow on staff at Port Townsend.  He's done so much valuable research and made so many important discoveries.  I think there's a lot of stuff on which he is one of the only people who can speak knowledgeably.  I will certainly make my feelings on the subject known to the powers that be at Centrum.
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Re: Port T 2014 Blues Week
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2013, 06:46:27 PM »
I've written in Gayle Dean's name on the evaluation questionnaire section for requesting faculty members numerous times myself and know some others have too. Good idea to renew the lobbying efforts.

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Re: Port T 2014 Blues Week - Faculty wish list
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2013, 10:22:46 AM »
Yes, GDW would be great.

And, again, I'd like to see Tim Williams. And he's a great teacher (guitar, slide guitar, mandolin.

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Re: Port T 2014 Blues Week - Faculty wish list
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2014, 04:21:17 PM »
Centrum paragraph from the Blues Week page:

Details on our 2014 workshop are still under development but we do have confirmations from many of the faculty including: Alvin Youngblood Hart, Mary Flower, Paul Geremia, Mike Dowling, John Miller, Orville Johnson, Mark Puryear, Terry Harmonica Bean, Judy LaPrade, Wendy DeWitt, Mark Brooks, Roger Edsall, Peter Madcat Ruth, Rich DelGrosso, Steve James, Lightnin? Wells, Maria Muldaur, Ethel Caffe Austin, Delnora Roberts, Lauren Sheehan, Dean Mueller, Gayle Dean Wardlow, Washboard Chaz, and George Rezendes? Stayed tuned for their bios and class descriptions, as well as the additional faculty we will be adding.

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Re: Port T 2014 Blues Week
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2014, 04:33:30 PM »
 :o
GEREMIA?!?!  I've been writing him in as a suggestion since I started going in 2008!  Glad he's finally back! Guess that settles the debate about whether or not I should bring my 12 string...
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Re: Port T 2014 Blues Week
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2014, 04:37:01 PM »
Yeah, it's looking good Mike. Plenty for the string players this year. Miller, Dowling, Flower, Sheehan, Geremia, Hart, James, Johnson, Wells, Del Grosso, Bean, probably more I'm not familiar with...
« Last Edit: January 25, 2014, 04:38:48 PM by Rivers »

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Re: Port T 2014 Blues Week
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2014, 04:56:31 PM »
Hi all,
Apart from the very strong guitar staff, I'm most happy that Gayle Dean Wardlow will be there this summer and am really excited that Dr. Ethel Caffie Austin and Delnora Roberts will be in attendance.  If you've not heard Ethel before, prepare to have your mind blown.
All best,
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Re: Port T 2014 Blues Week
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2014, 06:34:11 PM »
I agree, excellent news that  Gayle Dean Wardlow will be there, and long overdue!

Offline Mike Brosnan

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Re: Port T 2014 Blues Week
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2014, 07:50:58 PM »
I am equally excited about GDW's presence on the faculty (not to mention many others, I'll google Dr. Ethel when I get some more time).  I've greatly enjoyed Elijah Wald's history classes and I'm sure Gayle's input will be just as enlightening/enjoyable.  But I'm just ecstatic about Geremia!  I worship that dude's playing (12 string or otherwise)!  It's gonna be really hard to decide what classes to go to.  How can one choose between Geremia, Miller, Dowling, Hart, Lightnin'...?  If I believed in a higher power I would pray for a schedule that would allow me to study with at least a few of those guys everyday without conflict.  I suppose Daryl Davis and/or Mary Hilts would be those higher powers in this case.  :)

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Re: Port T 2014 Blues Week
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2014, 08:02:57 PM »
What a line up - sounds like a sterling year! - Centrum is definitely back in the groove!

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Re: Port T 2014 Blues Week
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2014, 08:22:23 PM »
Amen guys.

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Re: Port T 2014 Blues Week
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2014, 09:40:45 AM »
All right, I'm gonna have to crawl out of my hole and come back out to PT this year.  It's been too long, and that is an excellent lineup so far! 

Offline Mike Brosnan

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Re: Port T 2014 Blues Week
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2014, 11:27:36 AM »
Sweet!  Hope you bring one o' them purty guitars you been buildin'!

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Re: Port T 2014 Blues Week
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2014, 11:33:22 AM »
You folks are very lucky people!  Fantastic lineup.

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