Piedmont Bluz

"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.

In addition to performing at domestic venues such as the American Folk Art Museum, ArtsWestchester, Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation, The Jalopy Theatre, and Towne Crier Café - Piedmont Bluz have also performed in Sea of Galilee, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Madrid.

The duo have been featured in numerous festivals including Jacob's Ladder Festival, Tel Aviv Blues Festival, Clearwater Revival, and Brooklyn Folk Festival, to name a few.

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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Living Blues

"The True Blues of Valerie and Benedict Turner" - by Frank Matheis

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Jerusalem Post

"The Blues Festival in Tel Aviv Extends to Jerusalem" - by Barry Davis

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Blues Gr

"Piedmont Bluz: Roots Blues Mission" - by Michael Limnios

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Upcoming Highlights
Feb. 9th
Bay Terrace Library, Queens NY

Feb. 27th
Brooklyn Folk Festival Preview, Bklyn. NY

Mar. 12th
Eclectic Cafe, Bayshore NY

Apr. 9th
Brooklyn Folk Festival, Bklyn. NY

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