From the creators of the PBS television series SOUND TRACKS, Quick Hits is a web-original series that features intimate interviews and performances with some of today's leading musicians.
The next episode of
SOUND TRACKS: Music Without Borders
airs beginning October 5 on PBS.
Original band members Dom Flemons and Rhiannon Giddens spoke with Quick Hits reporter Mirissa Neff backstage at the Mystic Theater in Petaluma, California. The two live and breathe African American traditional music, and once you get them started on the topic it's clear that their knowledge runs deep. They met at a small gathering of Black banjo players in North Carolina and studied under fiddler Joe Thompson, who died earlier this year at the age of 93. Our interview includes a sample of Thompson's music and a clip from the music video for "Country Girl," a new song by Giddens.
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