Valerie Turner

Valerie Turner is a native New Yorker with southern roots in Virginia and Georgia. She plays finger style Country Blues guitar and specializes in the Piedmont style of fingerpicking. Valerie has taught at the Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Workshop in WA, Blues & Swing Week in WV, and the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation in MD. Her eclectic repertoire was heavily influenced by the late John Cephas, a world renowned Country Blues musician in the Piedmont style, and her guitar playing is reminiscent of traditional blues greats like Mississippi John Hurt, Etta Baker, and Elizabeth Cotten. Valerie and her husband Ben perform as the Piedmont Bluz Acoustic Duo and, in addition to a host of domestic venues and festivals from coast to coast, the duo have traveled as far as Israel, Ireland, Spain, and Germany to share their music.






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