Film, Video Phil Wiggins & Friends: Acoustical Blues & Dance from Maryland

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Phil Wiggins & Friends: Acoustical Blues & Dance from Maryland
A concert by Phil Wiggins and Friends, an all-star blues and dance group including Phil Wiggins (harmonica), Rick Franklin (guitar and vocals) Marcus Moore (violin) and Junious Brickhouse (dance).
Event Date
August 06, 2014
-  Junious "House" Brickhouse is an award-winning urban dance educator, choreographer, community leader and cultural preservationist, whose latest project is called "The Meaning of Buck Dance."
-  Marcus Childs Moore is a Marion, Alabama, native who earned his bachelors in jazz violin performance from City College of New York in 2009, has performed with numerous musical greats and legends, and was a member of the Harlem Symphony Orchestra for two years.
-  Rick Franklin has been entertaining D.C.-area audiences with his own mixture of traditional Piedmont blues and early commercial "hokum" blues for over thirty years, and is one of the area's favorite blues musicians.
-  According to the National Council for Traditional Arts, "Phil Wiggins is arguably America's foremost blues harmonica virtuoso. While rooted in the melodic Piedmont or 'Tidewater' blues of the Chesapeake region, his mastery of the instrument now transcends stylistic boundaries. Born in Washington D.C. in 1954, Phil Wiggins achieved worldwide acclaim over three decades as one half of the premier Piedmont blues duo of Cephas & Wiggins. Since the death of guitarist and singer John Cephas in 2009, Phil has brought his harmonica wizardry to bear in a variety of musical collaborations."
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Running Time
1 hours 1 minutes 8 seconds
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