Pinetop Perkins Foundation Announces New Scholarships for Workshop Youth at the 2014 Workshop Experience
The Fifth Annual Master Class Workshop Experience will be held June 18-20, 2014
The Pinetop Perkins Foundation’s annual summer workshops will take place from June 18-20, 2014 at the Hopson Plantation and Shack Up Inn in Clarksdale, Mississippi. The workshops are open to both adults and youth; the Foundation provides scholarships to youths ages 12 to 20. This year, two Ann Rabson Memorial Scholarships are offered in piano or guitar. The deadline to apply for all scholarships is April 15, 2014. Pinetop Foundation’s new sponsor, Bandzoogle, is also offering free webhosting and design for three months for all scholarship winners.
The Pinetop Perkins Workshop Experience is offered to intermediate and advanced adults and youth in guitar, harmonica and piano. Legendary blues man Bob Margolin returns to lead the guitar workshop, assisted by Austin Young. Boogie-woogie master Daryl Davis heads up the piano workshops along with BMA nominee Clay Swafford, and KBA winner Gary Allegretto returns to lead the harmonica workshop.
The workshop experience takes place on the grounds of the historic Hopson Plantation and Shack Up Inn in Clarksdale — the cradle of the blues in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. The workshops encompass a total delta experience, which begins with a BBQ meet and greet on Tuesday June 17 at the Hopson Commissary. Also included are nightly jams, a reception at the Delta Blues Museum, and a final show featuring all workshop participants at Ground Zero Blues Club co-owned by Morgan Freeman and Clarksdale Mayor Bill Luckett.
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