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.

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.

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2014 MasterClass Poster2014 MASTERCLASS WORKSHOP DATES and INFORMATION

The Pinetop Perkins Foundation has set the date for the fifth 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 18-20, 2014 and offers piano, guitar and harmonica workshops as well as a meet and greet on June 17th.

Be sure and visit our Workshop Page for the most up to date information.


PINETOP PERKINS' LEGACY CONTINUES:  Meet Tomorrow's Blues Greats
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Listen Here for Candice Ludlow's piece on the Pinetop Perkins Master Workshop.


MERCHANDISE PAGE ADDED TO PINETOP PERKINS FOUNDATION WEBSITE
and FACEBOOK PAGE

The Pinetop Perkins Foundation now has a merchandise page.  We are offering two styles of tshirts, a tank top and the very rare and hard to find DVD and bonus CD "Born In The Honey:  The Pinetop Perkins Story".  Proceeds will go towards funding the Annual MasterClass Workshops.  And First Class shipping is FREE within the US!  Click here to check it out!


Pinetop Perkins Foundation Master Class Of 2013
Class of 2013

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DONATE TO THE PINETOP PERKINS FOUNDATION

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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