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Phil Wiggins (Uncredited)

Phil Wiggins

Phil Wiggins was born in Washington, DC in 1954. He began his musical career with some of Washington’s leading blues artists including Archie Edwards and John Jackson. He attributes his style to his years spent accompanying slide guitarist and gospel singer Flora Molton. His harmonica sound developed from listening to piano and horn players, as well as the music of Sonny Terry, Sonny Boy Williamson I, Little Walter, Big Walter Horton and Junior Wells. Wiggins also apprenticed with Mother Scott (a contemporary of Bessie Smith).

Watch Past Performances

Phil Wiggins and Friends 8/6/14: Phil Wiggins and Friends

The all-star blues and dance quartet features Phil Wiggins (harmonica), Rick Franklin (guitar and vocals), Marcus Moore (violin), and Junious Brickhouse (dance). Part of the Homegrown: The Music of America concert series.

Phil Wiggins and Friends

The all-star blues and dance quartet features Phil Wiggins (harmonica), Rick Franklin (guitar and vocals), Marcus Moore (violin), and Junious Brickhouse (dance). Part of the Homegrown: The Music of America concert series.
Phil Wiggins / Corey Harris 12/12/12: Phil Wiggins / Corey Harris

D.C. blues harmonica player Wiggins performs with Harris, a vocalist and virtuoso of Delta- and Piedmont-style guitar.

Phil Wiggins / Corey Harris

D.C. blues harmonica player Wiggins performs with Harris, a vocalist and virtuoso of Delta- and Piedmont-style guitar.

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