hosts Piedmont Blues concert in White Plains, New York on May 3, 2013

Posted on March, 29th 2013 by Frank Matheis in General

As part of the exciting Live@ArtsWestchester  Spring 2013 concert series, will host an evening of acoustic blues featuring Valerie & Ben Turner (Piedmont Bluz) , acoustic blues guitarist and singer/songwriter Toby Walker, and the great harmonica player Phil Wiggins (formerly of Cephas & Wiggins).

“Blues harmonica master Phil Wiggins makes a rare appearance in Westchester, accompanied by local rising stars of the east coast ‘Piedmont’ acoustic blues tradition, Toby Walker, guitar, and the Piedmont Bluz duo featuring Valerie & Ben Turner, guitars, percussion and vocals.Presented by the ArtsWestchester Folk Arts Program, in association with Frank Matheis, publisher of, with support from the New York State Council on the Arts.”

When: Friday , May 3, 2013 at 8 PM

Where : Arts Westchester – Peckham Gallery

Address: 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY 10601

Tel.: 914-428-4220


The duo Piedmont Bluz is Valerie Turner on guitar and vocals and her husband Ben Turner on washbord & percussion.
Toby Walker has emerged as one of the finest acoustic guitarist on the scene today.


Valerie Turner carries on the Piedmont tradition of her teachers John Cephas and Woody Mann, carrying the flame of Elizabeth Cotton, Etta Baker and all the great acoustic country blues women.

One Response to “ hosts Piedmont Blues concert in White Plains, New York on May 3, 2013”

  1. rich douglas says:

    Thank you Frank for facilitating last night’s Piedmont Blues show at Arts Westchester. All the musicians were superb, genuine. Such a treat to experience such beautiful folk blues right here in New York’s backyard. I especially enjoyed Valerie and Ben; truly gifted, I pray she keeps after it. They were all wonderful and heartfelt performers…

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