Blecha, Peter

Peter Blecha is: the award-winning author of ten history books; a Staff Historian and Contributing Editor at; and the director of the Northwest Music Archives ( He has previously served: as a founding Senior Curator at Seattle’s music museum, the Experience Music Project (since renamed MoPop); on the Museum Advisory Committee (MAC) for the Northwest African American Museum (NAAM); on the Advisory Board for the Indiana University-associated Center for Research into the Anthropological Foundations of Technology (since renamed: the Stone Age Institute); as a member of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections’ (ARSC) Excellence in Publications Committee; and a longtime member of the Pacific Northwest Historians Guild. His latest book is Stomp and Shout: R&B and the Origins of Northwest Rock (UW Press, 2023)