The Old-Time Herald Volume 13, Number 5

Howard Joines: Mountain Fiddler in Changing Times
By TJ Worthington
Portrait of Howard Joines by TJ Worthington


Talking recently with Richard Andrews, an older man from these mountains, I said, "Tell me something about Howard Joines." Howard, who lived from 1908 to 1981, was the master fiddler of his time in Alleghany County, North Carolina. Richard looked within for a few seconds and came back saying, "When both his feet get to going, you're going to hear some music."

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