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Tommy Thompson is an old-time music legend. He was an original member of the Hollow Rock String Band and founding member of The Red Clay Ramblers. Toddy at 63 he is in the late stages of Alzheimer's disease, an illness that forced him to retire from the Ramblers in 1994. Thompson's daughter Jesse Eustice and Durham's Manbites Dog Theater are collaborating on a tribute to be presented during the 2001-2002 theater season.
Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 18 Issue 14, Apr 2001, p39-41, il Periodical Website
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Tommy Thompson died January 24, 2003. He was an old-time music legend, founding member of the Chapel Hill string band, The Red Clay Ramblers, and beloved singer, songwriter, banjo player, playwright, and actor. Thompson received a 1995 Brown-Hudson Folklore Award for his music compositions and for preservation and performance of traditional songs.