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.
- See more photos by David Persoff from David Brower's visit with Joe Thompson.
- North Carolina Arts Council page
- Watch an award-winning 30-minute documentary about Joe that aired on Public Televison 4 years ago, produced by his niece (video is listed as the third selection from top and has a preview and full docu)
- Joe at the Kennedy center