John Cephas and Phil Wiggins don't provide any surprises on this date, Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad. That doesn't mean this is a disc to ignore. They have remained faithful to the Piedmont blues sound and to their credit haven't incorporated any modern twists or foisted an attempt at soul-blues, for instance. They play what they love and continue in the tradition of Brownie McGee and Sonny Terry or Blind Blake. Among the 14 tracks, two -- "Burn Your Bridges" and "Guitar and Harmonica Rag" -- are Cephas & Wiggins originals; the rest are mainly traditional.
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AllMusic Review by Al Campbell