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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…

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

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