Just received this week's New Yorker and read an excellent long article about Rhiannon Giddens, with a 3 page preface on black musician Frank Johnson of the 1800s, whose last link was the black string band music of Joe and Odell Thompson. Also extensive comments on N. Carolina, Greensboro and Wilmington.
I don't know how to find this article and link it, but hopefully someone can. Never heard of Frank Johnson, but I guess I should keep my ears/eyes open to learn more.
Article is titled "Folk Like Us" by John Jeremiah Sullivan. May 20 edition.
Edited by - The Old Timer on 05/16/2019 12:42:16
Great and very interesting article indeed.
Thanks for pointing me to this. Great article.
Excellent article. I wrote a banjo-oriented profile of Rhiannon Giddens for BNL in February 2008 (although a printing error mistakenly named someone else as the author). Her insights into the black string band music of the Piedmont are fascinating.
Thanks for the heads up, Dick.
Great article. Thanks for posting, Dick, and for the link, MacCruiskeen.
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