New North Carolina Ramblers


The New North Carolina Ramblers plays old-time string band music in the tradition of Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers. Kinney Rorrer (banjo and vocals) is the great nephew of Poole’s wife and her brother, Poole’s fiddle player, Posey Rorer. Kinney is the author of Poole’s biography “Ramblin’ Blues: The Life and Songs of Charlie Poole.” Joining him in the band are Wayne Martin (fiddle), Margaret Martin (guitar and autoharp), and Darren Moore (guitar and autoharp). The band, in various forms, has performed at events including the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, MerleFest, the National Folk Festival, and The Ferrum Folklife Festival.