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Storytelling and Music That Will Blow Your Mind! Phil Wiggins and Saul Broudy
May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pmFree
Harmonica virtuosos and ace storytellers Phil Wiggins and Saul Broudy join forces in a free, online concert on Sunday May 16 at 7 pm EDT.
Phil Wiggins is one of the country’s most revered Piedmont Blues musicians. He fronts the acoustic swing/roots/blues ensemble, the Chesapeake Sheiks, and is actively engaged in reuniting the Piedmont blues with its origins of African American buck and tap dancing. He was honored with the National Endowment of the Arts 2017 National Heritage Fellowship and the 2021 Maryland Heritage Award, both among the most prestigious awards for traditional arts. For many decades, Phil was half of the celebrated duo, Cephas & Wiggins, until John Cephas’ death in 2009. You can hear Phil play at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIf577IaD3Y
Saul Broudy is an acclaimed musician and scholar who has been performing for over 45 years nationally and internationally. He accompanies his singing on guitar, but is perhaps best-known as a harmonica player, having worked and recorded as a back-up musician with many top artists. His albums include, “Travels with Broudy”, and “In Country: Folk Songs of Americans in the Vietnam War” with six fellow Vietnam veterans. Saul’s music covers a wide range of grassroots American genres, from traditional ballads to bluegrass, county, blues, Cajun, and rockabilly. Dr. Broudy also holds a Ph.D. in Folklore & Folklife from the University of Pennsylvania. You can hear a sound sample at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8EfryfFkFQ&list=PL-0HhWef-nyrV71tILFUSWnU8fzOzlSES&index=3
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