Field of Grass and Flowers

In Concert: Phil Wiggins

9652 Muirkirk Road
Laurel, MD 20708
(301) 377-7800
  • Dates: April 3, 2020
  • Location: Montpelier Arts Center
  • Time: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Price: $25/person
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    Join harmonica player Phil Wiggins as we celebrate his new book, Sweet Bitter Blues. This non-fiction book tells his story and discusses the African American blues scene in Washington, D.C. 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 brought his harmonica wizardry to bear in a variety of musical collaborations. Join us at Montpelier Arts Center for a night of beautiful music and to purchase a copy of Sweet Bitter Blues.