As part of the exciting Live@ArtsWestchester Spring 2013 concert series, thecountryblues.com 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 www.thecountryblues.com, 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
- 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.