John Cephas

John Cephas (HM1FLJ)

Location: Bowling Green, VA 22427 Caroline County
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N 38° 3.305', W 77° 21.028'

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Born in Washington D.C., John Cephas grew up
there and in Caroline County. He was influenced
at an early age by his mother's singing. A cousin
taught him the highly syncopated and danceable
guitar style now known as Piedmont Blues, which
employs a complex, finger -picking approach.
Cephas performed at rural dance parties and
developed his rich voice as a gospel singer. He
and harmonica master Phil Wiggins made numerous
award-winning albums and performed all over the
world, earning the W. C. Handy Award as Blues
Entertainers of the Year in 1987. Cephas received
the coveted National Heritage Fellowship from the
National Endowment for the Arts in 1989.
Marker NumberE-230
Year Placed2014
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 6:40pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 293775 N 4214534
Decimal Degrees38.05508333, -77.35046667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 3.305', W 77° 21.028'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 3' 18.3" N, 77° 21' 1.68" W
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Area Code(s)804
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 268 N Main St, Bowling Green VA 22427, US
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