Blues Bank Collective


9 Towle Farm RdHampton FallsNew Hampshire03844United States View Map


(603) 929-0654


The Blues Bank Collective, one of the oldest Blues education organizations in the world, was founded in January, 1985 by renowned African American History scholar Valerie Cunningham and accomplished Blues musician, T.J. Wheeler. The Blues Bank Collective is a W.C.Handy Award winning blues education organization whose mission is: To further awareness of Blues Music and its African American heritage To show the historic context that gave birth to the Blues To use the music as a means of positive social change And, whenever possible, to eliminate all forms of racism, intolerance and prejudice. OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS INCLUDE: The Portsmouth Blues Festival New England's oldest Blues Festival. Each summer our major fundraiser features international Blues stars such as Bobby "Blue" Bland, Koko Taylor, Pinetop Perkins and Mose Allison, as well as the finest in regional Blues talent. The Portsmouth Blues Festival has maintained a level of artistic excellence seldom found.

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