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Twilight Music in the Park: Piedmont Blūz (Ben and Valerie Turner)

June 9, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


The Piedmont Blūz Acoustic Duo, comprised of Valerie and Benedict Turner, are ambassadors of Country Blues music and the Piedmont style of fingerpicking. Their mission is to help bring awareness to this unique aspect of African-American culture, and to the contributions of early blues artists, through performing and teaching.

They have been entertaining audiences both domestically and abroad and are much loved wherever they go. As 2018 inductees into the New York Blues Hall of Fame, this husband-and-wife duo feel that “there are stories to tell, people to remember, and things that must be said” so, in addition to tickling your ears with delightful music, they weave a bit of history into the presentation of each song.

A Piedmont Blūz concert isn’t just music – it’s an experience as they transport you back to the 1920s and 1930s, the hey-day of acoustic Country Blues music. In addition to performing songs from that time-frame, they introduce each piece with an interesting anecdote about either the composer, the time period, or the song itself.



The Hudson Valley Folk Guild has been approached by the New York State Office of Parks to provide music at the Walkway Over the Hudson.
Performances will be on Thursday evenings in June, from 6-7pm.
Location: On the Highland side of the Walkway Over the Hudson, near the Visitor Center.

NYS Office of Parks will provide the performance area and HVFG will supply the music.

The weekly performances are projected to start on each Thursday, 6-7pm, from June 2 through September 1, 2022.

NYS Office of Parks will have sole discretion to cancel performances for any reason and there will be no Rain Dates.




June 9, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Walkway Over the Hudson, Highland
87 Haviland Road
Highland, New York 12528
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