Bluesmen and Blueswomen in the Carolinas are thought of, first of all, as Piedmont Blues stylists.  That's not the only style of Blues in the Carolinas, but it's unique and certainly noteworthy for the region.

    Piedmont Blues Musicians from Wikipedia:

    • Pink Anderson (February 12, 1900 – October 12, 1974). Born in Laurens, South Carolina, Anderson was an early country blues guitarist and singer who performed Piedmont blues. He recorded in the late 1920s with the guitarist and singer Blind Simmie Dooley, from Greenville, South Carolina. Anderson had a long career as a medicine show performer. Interest in him was renewed by blues revivalists in the 1960s, and many of his recordings from that time have been released by Prestige Records.



    • Carolina Slim (Edward P. Harris, August 22, 1923 – October 22, 1953). Guitarist and singer.
    • Cephas & Wiggins (John Cephas, September 4, 1930 – March 4, 2009; and Phil Wiggins, born May 8, 1954). Guitarist and harmonica player, respectively, who performed as a duo.
    • Virgil Childers (c. 1901 – December 10, 1939) Guitarist and Singer, recorded in 1938
    • Cortelia Clark (c. 1906 – December 24, 1969). Singer and guitarist.
    • Jaybird Coleman (May 20, 1896 – January 28, 1950). Born in Gainesville, Alabama, Coleman was a country blues harmonica player, guitarist and singer who performed early Piedmont blues and harmonica blues, active mostly in the 1930s.
    • Elizabeth Cotten (January 5, 1893 – June 29, 1987). Singer, songwriter, and guitarist.
    • Floyd Council (September 2, 1911 – May 9, 1976). Guitarist and singer.




    • Turner Foddrell (June 22, 1928 – January 31, 1995).[1] Acoustic guitarist, singer and songwriter.
    • Frank Fotusky. Guitarist and singer.[2]
    • Rick Franklin (born March 16, 1952)[3] Guitarist, singer and songwriter. With various other musicians, Franklin has released four albums to date and works as a blues musicologist.
    • Blind Boy Fuller (July 10, 1907 – February 13, 1941). Guitarist and singer.




    • Charley Lincoln (March 11, 1900 – September 28, 1963). Born Charlie Hicks in Lithonia, Georgia, he was an acoustic country and Piedmont blues guitarist and vocalist. He was the older brother of Robert "Barbecue Bob" Hicks, with whom he performed from the 1920s to the 1950s. He made several recordings, some for Columbia Records.





    • Drink Small (born January 28, 1933, Bishopville, South Carolina)







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