Genre - Piedmont-Style Country Blues

Valerie Turner: guitar, spoons, banjo, vocals
Ben Turner: washboard, bones, harmonica

Piedmont Blūz Acoustic Duo


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

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

"Piedmont Blūz: Roots Blues Mission" - by Michael Limnios, Blues Gr

"Duo Keeps Alive Traditional Acoustic Music" - by Raymond Mora, The Network Journal


"We have been fortunate to host many great performers. But your insights into the history of the music are fascinating and most entertaining. Your interpretation, lyrics and performances of the songs are deeply steeped in the tradition yet truly original and uniquely your own. Your mastery of your craft is a joy to see and hear. And your love of the music is fully communicated and hypnotic. Ben's understated support vocals, washboard and harp playing are the perfect complement to your lead vocals and guitar work. His beautiful artistry in washboard contruction is also remarkable." Ralph Litwin - Producer and Host: ...Horses Sing None of It!

"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 Blūz' and play the truehearted, authentic country blues with love. It'll warm you heart. Keep your ears on Piedmont Blūz." - Frank Matheis, Editor/Publisher of and Contributing Writer for Living Blues magazine
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