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Carroll Café—Wiggins, Franklin, Ellis

October 11, 2013 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

Phil Wiggins is arguably Americaís foremost blues harmonica virtuoso. While rooted in the melodic Piedmont or ìTidewaterî 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.” 

Rick Franklin’s musical style of blues is known as the Piedmont. He is personally committed to the preservation and diffusion of the Blues, especially amongst the young. Rick has performed throughout the D.C. metropolitan area at events such as the Washington Folk Festival, Northern Virginia Folk Festival.

Eleanor Ellis, a native of Louisiana, has performed at clubs, festivals and concerts in the United States, Canada and Europe. She has also traveled and played with the late gospel street singer Flora Molton and bluesman Archie Edwards, and accompanied Delta Blues great Eugene Powell. She is a founding member of the DC Blues Society and the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation.

Doors open at 7, concert begins at 7:30 

$16 online/$20 at the door

We can only accept pre-paid reservations online. Tickets will still be available at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. 

And don’t forget the homemade cupcakes and other delicious refreshments made by Lauren Seat, available during the intermission. 
See Lauren’s food blog at

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October 11, 2013
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
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