East Coast Blues gathers primarily two categories : Piedmont Blues and Jump Blues.
Piedmont Blues describes musical techniques developed by the musicians from the area of Georgia, Carolina, Virginia as well as other musical forms originating from Florida, West Virginia, Maryland and Delaware according to geographical, historical and sociological criteria. It is a complex and highly syncopated music inspired by the ragtime and the country.
Among the best known artists one can quote : Reverend Gary Davis, Lonnie Johnson, Brownie McGhee, Charlie Parr, Cephas & Wiggins.
Jump Blues is a fast blues inspired by the Jazz of the Forties. It is often characterized by a singer accompanied by an imposing horns section. Jump Blues was used as footbridge towards the big bands of Jazz of the Forties.
Among the best known artists one can quote : Louis Jordan, Jimmy Nelson, Big Joe Turner.