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.

To learn more about Pinetop Perkins Click Here.

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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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.


Logan LaymanIN LAYMAN TERMS:  USE YOUR TALENT TO MAKE YOUR MARK
Logan and Cole Layman

Anyone who has ever been lucky enough to see the brother and sister duo of Cole and Logan Layman, collectively known as In Layman Terms, knows that they are a powerful musical force with a bright future ahead of them. But, even if they weren't an award winning act, they would still be deserving of recognition for their efforts to make the world a better place.  Click Here For Full Article

You'll also find the link on our Youth Page along with the bios and websites of some of our other workshop alums. 


Pinetop Hands TeeMERCHANDISE 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 Greats
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Listen Here for Candice Ludlow's piece on the Pinetop Perkins Masterclass Workshop.


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 deductible.


Mail Your Contribution
Check or money order payable to:
The Pinetop Perkins Foundation
P.O. Box 1916
Clarksdale, MS 38614

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