Joe Thompson (Joseph Aquilla Thompson, December 9, 1918 - February 20, 2012) was an American old-time fiddler from North Carolina.
Although his music-making has not been systematically documented, Thompson made a number of recordings in the later part of his life. In 1989 Joe and Odell Thompson recorded "Old-Time Music from the Carolina Piedmont" for the Global Village Music label. Thompson's performances are included on the Smithsonian Institution anthologies "Black Banjo Songsters of North Carolina and Virginia" (1998) and "Back Roads… read more
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