Fiddle en WATCH: 10-Time Grammy Winner Bobby Hicks Performs In-Studio <p></p><p></p><p>Bobby Hicks had no intention of playing fiddle as a kid. He was playing mandolin in a band with his brothers when one of them asked for some help.</p><p>"My brother had a friend he wanted in the band, but he couldn't play anything," said Hicks. "So he talked me into teaching him to play the mandolin, and then they fired me."</p><p>It was to all our benefit.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 20 May 2014 16:01:06 +0000 Phoebe Judge & Eric Mennel 35821 at WATCH: 10-Time Grammy Winner Bobby Hicks Performs In-Studio Appalachian Music With Old Fashioned Stage Effects <p>While many popular musicians today seek out the newest digital technology to enhance their performances, there’s a young musical duo from rural Virginia who are moving in the opposite direction. Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle call themselves simply “<a href="">Anna and Elizabeth</a>.”&nbsp; Both accomplished traditional Appalachian musicians on a variety of instruments, together they have resurrected a storytelling tradition called the “crankie,” whose technology outdates their combined age (which is 50). Fri, 01 Mar 2013 20:30:00 +0000 Laura Candler 11162 at Appalachian Music With Old Fashioned Stage Effects The Legacy of Joe Thompson <p>Joe Thompson was a legendary fiddler, teacher and cultural icon. He passed away earlier this year after bringing new life to old-time string band music for many decades. Thu, 05 Apr 2012 14:40:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Meghan Modafferi 5013 at The Legacy of Joe Thompson Fiddler Joe Thompson Dies at 93 <p>Old Time Fiddler Joe Thompson has died at the age of 93. Thompson was one of the last of a generation of African American string band musicians in North Carolina. As a young man he played for square dances in Orange and Alamance Counties. Thompson told WUNC in 2008 that those dances got wild at times, and made him question whether a good Christian should be playing this kind of music.<br> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 16:01:00 +0000 David Brower 3210 at Joe Thompson At 90 <p>Legendary North Carolina fiddler Joe Thompson turns 90-years-old today. He is widely recognized as being the last living link to a time when African American String Bands played for square dances nearly every weekend around here. Thompson's toured the world with his music and is still playing, but now mostly, at home with friends and neighbors.</p><p>Additional Links:</p> Tue, 09 Dec 2008 18:51:09 +0000 David Brower 14366 at Joe Thompson At 90