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The Pinetop Perkins Foundation
P.O. Box 1916
Clarksdale, MS 38614
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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 (MasterClass Workshop Experience); and help provide care and safety for elderly musicians at the twilight of their career (Pinetop Assistance League).
The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt non-profit organization. Your donation will honor Pinetop's memory and help fund our mission.
The Pinetop Perkins Foundation Mourns the Passing of Paul Oscher
The Pinetop Perkins Foundation is deeply saddened by the passing of legendary bluesman and friend of the foundation, Paul Oscher.
This photo is from our PAL kick-off held in Austin at Antone's blues club.
Photo by Stan Martin
Pinetop Perkins Workshop Experience Will Be Held Virtually Again This Year
After several intense, thoughtful, and objective discussions and after considering a variety of perspectives, it is with great regret that the Pinetop Perkins Foundation (PPF) Board of Directors has voted not to convene in Clarksdale for the 2021 PPF Workshop Experience. From the beginning, our primary concern has always been for the safety and well-being of all attendees while we’re still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. While we are encouraged by the lower infection rates in most areas of the country, coupled with the continued success of vaccination programs, the risk is still present and we are not willing to accept that risk on your behalf. We felt that the health and safety protocols needed would drastically diminish the Pinetop Experience, interfering with the personal interactions that are such an integral part of our unique program. We believe that Pinetop would agree with this decision.
However, there is some good news! While we were all so looking forward to seeing you in person, we are thankful that we will be able to at least see you online! The Board of Directors also voted to have a virtual PPF workshop for 2021. Last year’s event was an enormous success and we have committed to presenting another event this year, making it even better. We are still in the planning phase of the virtual workshop, but it will be held during the same time we were planning to be in Clarksdale (June 8-11). We will send more details about the event very soon.
Again, thank you for supporting the Pinetop Perkins Foundation, particularly through this challenging time. If you have any questions/concerns please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pinetop Perkins Foundation Board of Directors
Pinetop Perkins Photo Collection by Bob Corritore
The Pinetop Perkins Foundation would like to thank Bob Corritore for this fabulous remembrance of Pinetop that he's compiled on his wonderful website.
Bob has been so generous to us with his donation of time and massive talent for many Pinetop Foundation events. Bob is an award winning harmonica player, one of the "Three Bob's of the Blues" along with Bob Stroger and Bob Margolin, as well as the owner of the Rhythm Room in Phoenix, AZ.
This is a treat to look at and a labor of love. Thank you Bob!