New Release March 24 2017 – Classic Piedmont Blues from Smithsonian Folkways
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.

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