Cephas & Wiggins

Shoulder To Shoulder

Shoulder To Shoulder

Internationally acknowledged masters of Piedmont style craft intricate acoustic blues that's equal parts rural relaxation and urban passion. Pianist Ann Rabson (Saffire-The Uppity Blues Women) guests on seven tracks, adding tasteful fills and boogie-woogie drive to John Cephas' hypnotic ragtime picking and the peerless harmonica of Phil Wiggins. Songs include new originals, plus classics by Blind Boy Fuller, Sleepy John Estes and Skip James.

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John Cephas, Guitar & Vocals
Phil Wiggins, Harmonica
with Ann Rabson, Piano (*)
Daryl Davis, Piano (#)
Andrew Volpe, Bass(+)

Produced by Joe Wilson
Recorded by Bill McElroy...
John Cephas, Guitar & Vocals
Phil Wiggins, Harmonica
with Ann Rabson, Piano (*)
Daryl Davis, Piano (#)
Andrew Volpe, Bass(+)

Produced by Joe Wilson
Recorded by Bill McElroy at Slipped Disc, Ashland, VA
Mixed by Bill McElroy, John Cephas and Joe Wilson at Slipped Disc, Ashland, VA
Mastered by Bill McElroy. Additional mastering by Dan Stout and Bruce Iglauer at Colossal Mastering, Chicago, IL
“The Blues Three Ways” recorded live March 7, 2006 at The Democratic Club, Washington, D.C. at a concert honoring Dave Obey. Recorded and mixed by Charlie Pilzer
Packaging design by Kevin Niemiec
Photos by Tom Radcliffe/Point of View Studios, Takoma Park, MD
Alligator logo by Michael Trossman

John is playing a John Cephas Model Taylor custom guitar on all cuts except “Three Ball Blues,” where he is playing a 000-45 size guitar built by Wayne Henderson. Phil is playing Hohner Marine Band harmonicas.
Thanks to Bruce Iglauer, Lynn Volpe, Kathy James and Jake D. James


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"Inspired teamwork…wonderfully rich vocals, jaunty acoustic guitar and remarkable, roller-coaster harmonica. Plenty of spirit and soul, humor and sorrow"
- WASHINGTON POST



    Track Name Duration  
Play Preview 1 Ain’t Seen My Baby
Author/Publisher:  Cephas, John Cephas Inc., ASCAP
3:23
Play Preview 2 I Did Do Right
Author/Publisher:  Cephas, John Cephas Inc., ASCAP
3:35
Play Preview 3 Catfish Blues
Author/Publisher:  James, Wynwood Music Co., Inc., BMI
5:52
Play Preview 4 Susie Q
Author/Publisher:  Williamson, Berwick Music Corp., BMI
3:12
Play Preview 5 All I've Got Is Them Blues
Author/Publisher:  Cephas & Diamond, John Cephas Inc., ASCAP
2:48
Play Preview 6 Dirt Road
Author/Publisher:  Patton, EMI Longitude Music, BMI
4:25
Play Preview 7 Broke And Hungry
Author/Publisher:  Estes, public domain
5:02
Play Preview 8 Three Ball Blues
Author/Publisher:  Fuller, publisher unknown
3:37
Play Preview 9 Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?
Author/Publisher:  Cephas & Vogel, John Cephas Inc., ASCAP
2:27
Play Preview 10 I Won't Be Down
Author/Publisher:  Traditional, arranged by John Cephas, John Cephas Inc., ASCAP
5:21
Play Preview 11 Seattle Rainy Day Blues
Author/Publisher:  Cephas & Diamond, John Cephas Inc., ASCAP
4:13
Play Preview 12 The Blues Three Ways
Author/Publisher:  Cephas, John Cephas Inc., ASCAP
7:20
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