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Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves

In Washington, North Carolina in 1974, a 20-year-old Black woman named Joan Little was arrested for shoplifting and breaking-and-entering. Sentenced to 7-10 years and unable to make a $15,000 bond, she...

“The Completely Lost Mississippi Fiddle Tunes” by Harry Bolick & Friends

The album "The Completely Lost Mississippi Fiddle Tunes" by Harry Bolick & Friends is an album filled with Harry's own tunes, written in the Mississippi style that he has studied for so...
Gap Civil oldtime stringband

Gap Civil String Band “Cut the Pigeon Wing” – CD review and interview

Gap Civil is an old time band based in Sparta, North Carolina, that plays hard-driving fiddle tunes, but also knows how to slow it down for waltzes and traditional country songs. Lucas...

Hog-Eyed Man: Old World Music of the Southern Appalachians

There is something inherently magical about being invited into someone’s parlor only to be inundated with sound, spectacle and joy. One may walk in, grab a hot drink and sit nearby...

Fiddle Noir: African American Fiddlers on Early Phonograph Records 1925-1949

Fiddle Noir represents an incredibly important contribution to the discography of traditional music. The vast majority of exploration into the acoustic music of Black people has focused on the guitar and...