Pinetop Perkins Foundation Awards Record Number of
for 2014 Workshop Experience
The Fifth Annual
Master Class Workshop Experience will be held June 18- 20, 2014
of 23 scholarships were awarded to young musicians from 17 different
states around the country
the Pinetop Perkins Foundation's Fifth Annual Master Class Workshops
this year in Clarksdale, Mississippi. This includes two youth
who were given the Ann Rabson Memorial Scholarship: Logan Layman
from Williamsburg, Virginia was given the piano award, while
the guitar award went to Mike Butler from Union Beach, New Jersey.
The Pinetop Perkins Foundation awarded an additional 21 scholarships
to young musicians attending piano, harmonica and guitar workshops.
The scholarship winners this year are an impressive group of
accomplished and talented young musicians.
Bob Margolin, Austin Young and intern Christone Kingfish Ingram cover the guitar workshop. The harmonica workshop is led by Gary Allegretto with David Berntson assisting, and Daryl Davis and Clay Swafford lead the piano workshop. They will be joined by a number of adult workshop participants for the three-day event.
The workshops begin on June 17 with a meet-and-greet
dinner at Hopson Commissary. It includes a reception Thursday
evening at the Delta Blues Museum and concludes with a gala
performance at Ground Zero on Friday evening, June 20. Although
the scholarships are closed, a limited number of slots are still
available in the harmonica and piano workshops. The guitar workshop
is filled up for this year.
Rabson Memorial Scholarship Winners
is part of a sibling duo called "In Layman Terms" hailing
from Williamsburg, Virginia where Logan is an eight grader
at Toano Middle School. Logan and her brother Cole have
a passion for the blues and write original, foot stomping
music. They have been making music together for as long
as they can remember. Logan was named "Blues Kid of the
Year" in 2013. She is known as the little girl with the
BIG voice. Logan’s favorite female vocalist is Shemekia
Butler hails from Union Beach New Jersey, and has
been playing for almost 12 years and studying under blues
great Matt O’Ree for seven. His main blues influences are
Alvin Lee (of Ten Years After), Steve Miller, and Joe Bonamassa.
He says that “I am honestly just an average teenager off-stage
with average grades and a good group of fdriends. But on
stage I am Mikey B. A whole new persona comes out and I
let my guitar take hold of the audience to pull them in.”
This is Mikey’s second time studying with Bob Margolin at
the Pinetop Foundation Workshops. He writes that Bob “has
inspired me to do so much with music and I feel like my
time in Clarksdale isn’t done yet.”
Foundation 2014 Scholarship Winners
| Adam Land
Aidan Thomas Hornaday
Mt. Airy, North Carolina
New Palistine, Indiana
Holly Grove, Mississippi
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Pinetop Perkins Foundation
P.O. Box 1916
Clarksdale, MS 38614