Woodville in Rappahannock County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
John Jackson—Traditional Musician
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number J-101.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 20, 2002.
Location. 38° 36.204′ N, 78° 10.298′ W. Marker is in Woodville, Virginia, in Rappahannock County. Marker is on Sperryville Pike (U.S. 522) south of Hawlin Road (County Route 816), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodville VA 22749, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Milroy's Camp (approx. ¼ mile away); Mosby and Sneden (approx. ¼ mile away); Woodville (approx. ¼ mile away); Rappahannock County / Culpeper County (approx. 4 miles away); Advent of the "German" Corps (approx. 4½ miles away); Rehearsals for Fame (approx. 4½ miles away); Pope’s Army of Virginia (approx. 4.6 miles away); Sigels' Corps (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodville.
Also see . . .
1. Remembering John Jackson (1924–2002). Article by Lary Benicewicz (Submitted on June 18, 2008.)
2. East Coast Piedmont Blues. “Although it drew from diverse elements of the region, East Coast Piedmont Blues is decidedly an African American art form. The Piedmont blues style may even reflect an earlier musical tradition than the blues that emerged from the Mississippi Delta. According to Samuel Charters, the alternating-thumb bass pattern and “finger-picking style” of Piedmont blues guitar is reminiscent of West African kora playing and earlier banjo styles, also of African origin...” (Submitted on June 18, 2008.)
3. Piedmont Blues. Wikipedia entry. “The Piedmont blues’ (also known as Piedmont fingerstyle or East Coast blues’) is a type of blues music characterized by a unique fingerpicking method on the guitar in which a regular, alternating-thumb (Submitted on June 18, 2008.)
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