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Sweet Bitter Blues | A Conversation with Authors Phil Wiggins & Frank Matheis

Friday, September 23 at 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Please join us as the Library hosts authors Phil Wiggins and Frank Matheis in a conversation about Sweet Bitter Blues, a compelling and personal narrative about the Piedmont blues scene in the Washington, D.C., area. Many of the region’s best-known traditional bluesmen and women had deep roots in Virginia, including Flora Molton, Archie Edwards, and Wiggins’s long-time musical partner, John Cephas. Audience members will also be treated to a performance of Piedmont blues by Wiggins, a widely acknowledged master of the Piedmont style and a blues harmonica legend. 
A reception opens this evening at 5:15 PM, followed by the program at 6:00 PM and a book signing at 7:15 PM. This book is available at the Virginia Shop. For more information, contact Elizabeth Klaczynski at 804.692.3536 or

Free parking is available underneath the Library at 800 East Broad Street.

This is a free event. Registration is required.

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