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Piedmont Blues: Cephas & Wiggins

So since I don’t seem to have the time and/or the inclination to write long involved posts right now, what I may due is to start writing shorter little pieces in between the rarer longer posts! So here’s the first album quick hit! One of the blues albums that I’ve been listening to for the last several weeks is the last album from Cephas & Wiggins Baltimore Blues recorded and released in 2008 by Smithsonian Folkways prior to John Cephas death in 2009 at the age of 78.

Cephas & Wiggins was composed of guitarist John Cephas  and harmonica player Phil Wiggins  They were known for traditional blues style known as the Piedmont blues. One of my favorites duos Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry also are practitioners of Piedmont Blues. and Cephas & Wiggins play it just as well! Cephas and Wiggins released a total of 13 albums many on Flying Fish and Alligator Records. The album is chock full of good fingerpicking guitar and some outstanding blues harp.

So if you enjoy the Piedmont Blues check them out! My regret is that I didn’t listen sooner! But I’ll be checking out their catalog!