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Published on Dec 8, 2006
The Blue Riders: Ben Andrews guitars Tim Jarvis drums and percussion Hugh Feeley harmonicas
A little history of the East Coast, Virginia, Piedmont style: "In the mid-1920s, a form of guitar music evolved from African-American culture that echoed the soul and personality of African-American life. The style evolved from "rags," played with banjos, fiddles and percussion. As the guitar replaced the banjo as the lead instrument and songs were picked from the strings rather than strummed, an energetic voice emerged that began to sweep through the Southeast, and it was called Carolina blues, or Piedmont blues. Piedmont blues differed from the tradition blues that lulled a sad, longing story and picked up the pace, peppy enough for people to dance to it. The sound, because it was played with guitar and After World War II, the electric guitar began to replace the acoustic guitar, and the blues picked up an influence from the 1950 rock 'n roll." more at http://www.unctv.org/webcast/music/fw... M.J. Hurt, the music's progenitor, was always a joy to perform, and the Blue Riders hope this clip will share our feelings of the same. Cheers to THE 100 CLUB.
Videotaped in 1994, in Virginia, USA, The Blue Riders championed the East Coast Piedmont style of blues, a style of music first popularized by artists like Blind Boy Fuller, Rev. Gary Davis, Blind Willie McTell and Blind Blake.