July 26th, 2-5 PM @ Wurlitzer Manor – Gig Harbor, WA
An Afternoon in Support of United by Music North America, featuring Rich DelGrosso and Mary Flower. Reservation required – minimum requested donation of $15 per person. More if you can! Limited seating.
Rich DelGrosso is widely regarded as the leading exponent of mandolin blues. For over thirty years DelGrosso has written articles for Blues Revue, Living Blues, Mandolin Magazine, Frets, and Sing Out!, and has published mandolin and guitar instruction books on for Hal Leonard Pub. Rich has presented workshops across the Americas and Europe, earning him a Keeping the Blues Alive Award from the Blues Foundation in Memphis.
Mary Flower – Hailing from Portland, Oregon, guitarist and lap slide player Mary Flower is renowned for her uniquely personal vision of roots music that blends ragtime, acoustic blues and folk – technically dazzling yet grounded in the down-to-earth simplicity of early 20th century American music. With nine albums to her name and many instructional DVDs, this Yellow Dog Records recording artist has earned rave reviews from critics and audiences alike for her instrumental skill – a mastery of the Piedmont blues style that takes most players a lifetime to hone – for which Flower is most celebrated. Her performances around the world include Merlefest, Prairie Home Companion and the Winnipeg Folk Festival to name a few. A seasoned teacher, Mary has been on staff at many guitar workshops including Fur Peace Ranch and the Swannanoa Gathering.
Every dollar for this event helps support building of the United by Music scholarship fund at Centrum’s Music Workshops in Port Townsend, WA. The cost to send one student for the week is about $1,100.
Even if you cannot attend, please consider making a donation in one of the above amounts to this important event. Thank you!