Sunday, April 5, 2009

John Cephas R.I.P.

John Cephas, one of my musical heroes, passed away last month. John and his musical partner Phil Wiggins always came to Augusta In Elkins, WV where I grew up. Seeing them perform inspired me to pick up the guitar when I was 11. Later on I went to classes that John taught.

Cephas and Wiggins performed together for over 30 years, so I can only imagine that it's very hard on Phil to lose him. I see that Phil is going to play their last remaining date at the Randolph County Art center on May 16. If you're near there don't even think twice, just go.

Here are some videos of my favorite Cephas and Wiggins tunes. They say more than I ever could with the written word.


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