Photo by Bibiana Huang Matheis (c) 2014
"Just when people think the old country blues of the Mid-Atlantic has faded away, along come the wonderful husband and wife duo of Valerie and Ben Turner who are the heirs to the Piedmont blues tradition. They are known as the duo 'Piedmont Bluz' and play the truehearted, authentic country blues with love. It'll warm you heart. Keep your ears on Piedmont Bluz." - Frank Matheis, Publisher: www.thecountryblues.com, Writer: Living Blues
The Piedmont Bluz acoustic duo is dedicated to the preservation of Country Blues and the Piedmont style and their mission is to help keep this rural, east coast tradition alive by educating audiences about this unique aspect of African American culture through musical entertainment. The husband and wife duo are much loved wherever they go and feel that "there are stories to tell, people to remember, and things that must be said" so, in addition to tickling your ears with delightful music, they weave a bit of history into the presentation of each song.
The duo have performed at such venues as the American Folk Art Museum, ArtsWestchester, Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation, Howland Cultural Center, The Jalopy Theatre, The Shrine, and Towne Crier Café.
They have also been featured in numerous festivals including Clearwater Revival, Hampton Acoustic Blues Revival, Riverside Blues Festival, Washington Square Park Folk Festival, Kickin' Country Music Festival, Cedar Beach Blues Festival, and Brooklyn Folk Festival.
In addition, they have also been guests on Horses Sing None Of It, The Blues Break with Big Joe Fitz, and Wes Houston Presents.
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Sep. 12th @ 4:45 pm
Connecticut Folk Festival
Sep. 25th @ 7 pm
Oct. 3rd @ 7:30 pm
People's Voice Café
Oct. 9th @ 7 pm
Big Eyed Blues Festival
Oct. 18th @ 8:45 pm
Wild Horse Tavern
Nov. 4th @ 1:30 pm
Cambria Heights Library
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