Sometimes, musicians set aside the saxophone for the circular saw, the piano for the wood planer, the synth for… okay, I’ll stop. In a few days, 10 Berklee faculty and staff will be heading to New Orleans to build houses in the Habitat for Humanity Musicians’ Village.
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I’m Allen Bush, director of Berklee’s public information office, and, at the moment, bridge-builder to Mississippi. I’m here in the Deep South this weekend to find teen musicians or singers and award them scholarships to Berklee’s five-week summer performance program. My partners will be the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, and the Robert Johnson Blues Museum, in Crystal Springs.
It’s a far-flung week for Berklee faculty and staff. Public information chief Allen Bush will shortly be filing dispatches from Mississippi, where the college is finding talented young musicians to bring up north for the summer. (In fact, he’s editing his first post right now.) I’m looking forward to learning about those musicians and hearing about the Juke Joint Festival! Blues music everywhere and pig races. What more could you want?