Joe Thompson Dies at 93

I happened to see the Carolina Chocolate Drops in concert at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana on Saturday, February 25, the day of Joe Thompson’s funeral. They are the heirs to the string band musical tradition Thompson embodied and represented throughout his life. They are shown below with their mentor in an excerpt of their performance of “John Henry” at the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, July 2007.

 

Joe Thompson Dies at 93 – Fiddler of String Band Legacy – NYTimes.com.

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