Cephas & Wiggins at 2007 Smithsonian Folklife Festival





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Published on Jul 10, 2007

John Cephas and Phil Wiggins, Piedmont Blues duo extraordinaire, do what they do best, in addition to explaining the musical difference between Piedmont and Delta style Blues. They then perform "I Got the Key to that Highway."

John Cephas, Bowling Green, Caroline County, Virginia
Although he was born in Washington, D.C., John Cephas's family hails from the Piedmont
region, where he now lives. He has been one of the major proponents of the Piedmont-style blues guitar, and he was awarded a National Heritage Fellowship in 1989.

Phil Wiggins, Takoma Park, Montgomery County, Maryland
John Cephas and Phil Wiggins met at the 1977 Smithsonian Folklife Festival and have been playing together ever since. Wiggin's harmonica complements Cephas' powerful guitar. Together, the duo has performed throughout Europe and the United States.
They have released nine CDs.

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