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They met at a D.C. folk festival sponsored by the Smithsonian back in 1977, and performed a simple but sweet brand of laid back folk blues, the Piedmont Blues. John Cephas played a unique six string style featuring alternating thumb and finger, with the thumb creating a steady, loping bass line underneath as the melody is simultaneously picked out on the treble strings. Since their first recordings together Living Country Blues and Sweet Bitter Blues, in 1981 for the… read more

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  • Avatar for zoborey
    they got "the sound" damn!
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  • Avatar for drewblue
    A great musician, teacher, mentor, and example. We're missing you down here, Mr. Cephas.
  • Avatar for dianashamilton
    RIP, Mr. Cephas. The willow's weeping.
  • Avatar for ice cream
    i saw the light from heaven comin' down
  • Avatar for dianashamilton
    Woohoo, from nonstrreamable to on demand this week!

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