Category Archives: Old-time

A link to pre-Civil War African-American string bands, Joe Thompson dies in North Carolina at 93

MEBANE, N.C. – Sad but not unexpected news from the world of Piedmont old-time music: Fiddler Joe Thompson has died at the ripe old age of 93. If you’ve ever listened to Carolina Chocolate Drops,then you’ve heard some of his

A link to pre-Civil War African-American string bands, Joe Thompson dies in North Carolina at 93

MEBANE, N.C. – Sad but not unexpected news from the world of Piedmont old-time music: Fiddler Joe Thompson has died at the ripe old age of 93. If you’ve ever listened to Carolina Chocolate Drops,then you’ve heard some of his