Podcast 

Peidmont Blūz Acoustic Duo- Living The Tradition

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley on this episode, I have the wonderful honor to speak with Ben and Valerie Turner, the Husband and Wife team that makes up Peidmont Bluz Acoustic Duo. 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…

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Jack Dappa Blues Interview W/ Mary Hurt Wright

Published by Lamont Jack Pearley   On this part one episode of a two part series, I have the honor to speak to the great grand daughter of Mississippi John Hurt, Mary Hurt Wright, who shares with us her upbringing in Mississippi with her parents and grandfather which opened her eyes to the importance of not only her Grandfather’s legacy, but the legacy she’s building by preserving his.      

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Essay: The Origin of Blues Music – Its Connection to Africa and Its Influence on Other American Music Genres

Written By: Valerie Turner February 28th, 2017 The Origin of Blues Music – Its Connection to Africa and Its Influence on Other American Music Genres Many people associate the origin of Blues music with the Mississippi Delta in the late 1800s, just after the end of the Civil War. While this is basically true, we need to dig deeper to understand the true origin of this music. We need to return to the time when millions of Africans were brought to the New World against their will – these men…

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