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  • Blues Music Camp 2022

Multi-instrumentalist Chris Stovall Brown has spent the better part of his life on stages around the world in over 25 countries & 3 continents. He has performed and recorded with many blues & soul greats at venues including the opening the original House Of Blues with James Cotton, headlining the King Biscuit Festival in Arkansas…

John Doerschuk has been in the sound business for over 25 years. He was attracted to waves and electrons while playing in bands in the seventies, and somehow continues to make a living as an “audio guy.” He lives with his artist wife Bessie and daughter Sophie in Cambridge, Massachusetts. John plays piano and guitar…

Resa Gibbs, the lead vocalist and percussionist for M.S.G. Acoustic Blues Trio (a trio steeped in the Piedmont Blues tradition), is known for her warm, soulful and heartfelt sound. A sought-after vocal instructor, she has been honored by the opportunity to instruct/lead vocal repertoire and performance classes at the Augusta Heritage Center’s Blues Week, and…

Peter Keane is a folk/blues guitarist, singer and songwriter from Austin, TX. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, he spent a decade after college on the east coast playing the coffeehouse and club circuit, releasing his first album in 1991. After relocating to Austin, TX in the mid 90s, he continued touring around the country and released…

Jackie Merritt is a multi-instrumentalist (harmonica, guitar, bass, uke and bones), a multi-talented songwriter and a visual artist. For the last twenty years, she has been a member of M.S.G. Acoustic Blues Trio. In 2017, their CD release THE FLOOD received a first-round Grammy nomination for Best Traditional Blues Album. Along with playing with M.S.G., Jackie…

“From extravagance to simple elegance we went, as Kerri Powers took the stage with nothing but a guitar and a tapping tambourine strapped to the toe of her boot. Reading about her I assumed she’d be a folk strummer, but she began to lay down some of the finest country blues fingerstyle guitar we’ve had…

Washington, D.C. native Phil Wiggins is a versatile traditional harmonica player, continuing the Piedmont blues tradition, a gentle and melodic blues style of the mid-Atlantic region. He is only the third harmonica player to receive the prestigious lifetime honor of a National Heritage Fellowship, the so called “Living Cultural Treasure” award, the highest cultural honor the…

Musician, painter and educator Natalia Zukerman grew up in New York City, studied art at Oberlin, started her mural business Off The Wall in San Francisco, began her songwriting career in Boston, and now resides, writes, plays, teaches and paints in the Hudson Valley. Having released eight independent albums on Weasel Records and her own…