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Bruce Piephoff

Greensboro native, Bruce Piephoff, has been writing, performing and recording his folk/blues songs and poetry since 1969. He is releasing his 24th CD of original material this year titled Army Town Madrigal. Bruce has performed all over the U.S. and in Europe and shared the stage with Tom Paxton, Steve Forbert, Hot Tuna, Riders in the Sky, Gregg Allman and many others. He's played everywhere from the Kennedy Center to the Ayden Collard Festival. Kerrville Folk Festival, Merlefest, Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour, The Bluebird Cafe and many other venues have hosted Bruce. He also sang as a busker on the streets of Amsterdam, the home of his ancestors. Bruce received an MFA in Creative Writing from UNC-G in 1984 and has published several books of poetry. He also worked in the prestigious N.C. Visiting Artist program from 1986-2001, doing workshops and performances in schools, churches, festivals etc He worked in similar programs in Florida and Virginia as well. Firmly a part of the Appalachian tradition of story-songs and character portraits, it's his versatility that makes his music so fascinating. Easily touching both the shores of folk music and poetry with simple, compelling imagery and subtle depth, Piephoff's unassuming voice, ringing with wit and sincerity, steals the show. For more info visit Bruce's website at

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