“Fade to Blue” is a project that pairs two performers of musical traditions from opposite ends of the world: American blues and folk and traditional Chinese music. Pipa player Chung Yufeng (Taiwan) and guitarist and singer-songwriter David Chen (US) both relish the joy and challenge of using their respective instruments to complement each others’ music.

Their live repertoire, dubbed both “fascinating and peculiar” by one Taipei newspaper, also happens to be immense fun for both musicians and listeners, with a mix of American roots music standards and original songs. In a typical set, the pair perform everything from Son House’s “Preachin’ Blues” and folk traditional “Blackberry Blossom” to Chung’s original compositions such as the Arabic scale-inspired “Siwa” or the Mongolian-inspired “7-Beat Flash.”


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