Saturday, August 27, 2011

Pinetop Perkins Foundation keeps Pinetop's legacy alive!

Pinetop Perkins Foundation keeps Pinetop's legacy alive! The legendary Pinetop Perkins left us earlier this year after a long and musical life of 97 years. While alive he touched everyone who he came in contact with. His legacy continues with his namesake foundation. Formed in 2009, the Pinetop Perkins Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide encouragement and support for young people at the beginning of their musical career; and help provide care and safety for elderly musicians at the twilight of their career. Fulfilling the first part of their mission, the Foundation offers an annual Youth Workshop Series to bring world-renowned blues artists for instruction and mentoring to young musicians. To find out about the 2012 workshop series and to find out more about the foundation's many activities check out the website at To see a photo page devoted to the great Pinetop Perkins, click on Note that the annual Pinetop Homecoming at Hopson's Plantation in Claksdale, Mississippi will take place on Sunday October 9th, the day after the King Biscuit Blues Festival. This will be the first time that the event will be held posthumously, but Pinetop will surely be there in spirit.
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