Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Now available, Classic Piedmont Blues offers an illuminating overview of the Piedmont style from over 70 years of music and features influential artists like Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Doc Watson, John Jackson, and many others. With 21 curated tracks and a 40-page booklet with notes, history, and annotations by music historian Barry Lee Pearson, the album allows listeners to explore a style that fostered cross-pollination between traditions: rural and urban, black and white, country and coastal.
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Classic Piedmont Blues is the 27th title in the award-winning Smithsonian Folkways Classic Series, which has released compilations of ballads, blues, children’s music, protest songs, and others over the last 10 years.