ABOUT THE PINETOP PERKINS FOUNDATION
Pinetop Perkins was one of the last great Mississippi bluesmen. He began playing blues around 1927 and is widely regarded as one of the best blues pianists. He passed away on March 21, 2011 at the age of 97.
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The primary mission of The Pinetop Perkins Foundation is to provide encouragement and support for youth and young people at the beginning of their musical career; and help provide care and safety for elderly musicians at the twilight of their career.
The Foundation is a tax exempt non-profit organization. Donations to the Foundation will go towards scholarships to enable youth to attend the MasterClass Workshops held annually in Clarksdale, Mississippi.
PINETOP PERKINS HOMECOMING CELEBRATION - October 12, 2014 - 3 to 7 PM
Mark your calendar for the Annual Pinetop Perkins Homecoming. Note we start at 3:00 PM this year. We have a jam packed line-up so far with more TBA - Super Chikan, Cedric Burnside, Lightnin' Malcolm, Bob Margolin, Jonn del Toro Richardson, Bob Stroger, Sweet Betty, Tom Holland, Jimmi Mayes, Kenny Brown, Clay Swafford, Rip Lee Pryor, Stephen Blues Dude Duncan, Kingfish Ingram and Marcus "Mookie" Cartwright..
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2015 MASTERCLASS WORKSHOP DATES ANNOUNCED
The Pinetop Perkins Foundation has set the date for the sixth Blues Masterclass workshops for young and young-at-heart adult musicians. The classes will be held at the Shack Up Inn and Hopson Commissary in Clarksdale, Mississippi, where the youthful spirit of Pinetop (1913-2011) smiles on us.
The event takes place from June 17-19, 2015 and offers piano, guitar and harmonica workshops as well as a meet and greet on June 16th. Be sure and visit our Workshop Page for the most up to date information.
DAY IN THE LIFE AT THE PINETOP PERKINS FOUNDATION MASTERCLASS
Did you ever wonder what it was like to attend the Pinetop Perkins Foundation Masterclass Workshop? Well, Joe Tellman kept a journal to document his experience. Check it out at the Dayton Blues Society website along with some great photos.
You'll also find the link on our Youth Page along with the bios and websites of some of our other workshop alums.
CLEARANCE - QUANTITIES ARE LIMITED
We're clearing out our merchandise and quantities are very limited. We are offering two styles of tshirts and a ladies tank top. There's still plenty of time left in the festival season to show your love for Pinetop. Proceeds will go towards funding the Annual MasterClass Workshops. And First Class shipping is FREE within the US for a limited time!
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PINETOP PERKINS' LEGACY CONTINUES: Meet Tomorrow's Blues
Listen Here for Candice Ludlow's piece on the Pinetop Perkins Masterclass Workshop.
DONATE TO THE PINETOP PERKINS
Please consider honoring Pinetop's legacy by donating to The Pinetop Perkins Foundation. Donations can be made by check or through PayPal. The Pinetop Perkins Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) organization and your donation is tax deductable.
Mail Your Contribution
Check or money order payable to:
The Pinetop Perkins Foundation
P.O. Box 1916
Clarksdale, MS 38614
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