Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Piedmont bluesman, Justin Golden

I recently encountered Piedmont blues musician, Justin Golden and his bandmate at the Richmond,  Virginia Watermelon Festival, in the Carytown neighborhood.

The man can play an old-school steel guitar with the best of them, and has a soulful, quietly persuasive singing style. It was terrific to hear a young local practitioner of this traditional Virginia and Carolinas music, carrying it forward. Old and contemporary, traditional numbers and new tunes of his own.

A couple of his performances can be heard on his Bandcamp site. Check 'em out.

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