Folkways

Piedmont Blues

Season 200 Episode 204 | 26m 52s

In the mid-1920s, a form of guitar music evolved from African-American culture that echoed the soul and personality of African-American life. The style evolved from "rags," played with banjos, fiddles and percussion. an energetic voice emerged that began to sweep through the Southeast, and it was called Carolina blues, or Piedmont blues.

Aired: 01/03/11

Rating: NR

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