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2010-02-16T17:43:10.000Z
Video Title:
John Cephas and Phil Wiggins discuss the Piedmont blues style
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To purchase more music by John Cephas and Phil Wiggins, please visit: http://www.folkways.si.edu/albumdetails.aspx?itemid=3216 The Piedmont blues is a type of blues music distinguished by a unique finger-picking method on the guitar. The Piedmont blues was born in the Piedmont area on the East Coast of the USA, which stretches from about Richmond, Virginia, to Atlanta, Georgia. Yet Piedmont blues musicians come from surrounding areas as well, such as Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Florida. Renowned Piedmont blues musicians John Cephas and Phil Wiggins met at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in the late 1970s and have been playing Piedmont blues together ever since. Here they discuss the origins of the East Coast Piedmont blues and showcase their style. A higher resolution version of this video can be viewed at: http://www.folkways.si.edu/video/usa.aspx The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy (www.si.edu/copyright/). Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.
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13,731
Video Duration:
4 min 56 sec
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