Piedmont blues

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The Piedmont Blues is a rural blues style that is geographically not limited to the hilly coastal area of Piedmont (roughly from Richmond , Virginia to Atlanta , Georgia ), but that is found on the east coast of the United States between Maryland and Georgia. Piedmont blues musicians come from this area, but also from Maryland, Delaware , West Virginia , Pennsylvania and Florida .

This style of blues is characterized by a special finger technique on the guitar, in which a bass line played with the thumb supports the melody played on the higher strings. Usually played in a duo, the piano, violin, banjo or harmonica are very often a second instrument in addition to the guitar.

In contrast to the Deep Blues (or Delta Blues ) from the south, the Piedmont Blues is usually more cheerful, the lyrics are often full of funny phrases or deal with "easy" everyday topics.

Typical representatives

See also

Web links

Website about the Piedmont Blues