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Black Top Road - a musical ode to Piedmont blues.

By iancochrane, published on Mar 14, 2013

...the artwork landing with track titles and credits up, along with the scrawl of Dom Turner’s initials in thick black text. Dom is the iconic blues guitarist of Australian group the Backsliders. I kneel and turn to the lyrics of track 5, Black Top Road. The Southern ratchet drawl is that of John Jackson, a Piedmont bluesman. I recall a time when I’d not heard that name.

I take another look, picking up where I left off, my eyes straying further along the shelf. There’s Carr, Clapton, Collard and Collins; there’s Guy through to Hooker, House, Hurt, two James and two ... (more)

Tags: music, virginia, blues, guitar, piedmont blues, backsliders, apollo bay, john jackson, mississippi john hurt, hanoi, dom turner, charlottesville, rappahannock county

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