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Joe Troop

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Born in Winston-Salam, North Carolina, Joe Troop has risen to become an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and activist. In fact, the latter two are deeply connected. Troop's original songwriting regularly focuses on the issues that inform his activism.

Troop co-founded the Grammy-nominated, Argentinian-American string band Che Appalachia. Their debut album Latin Grass arrived in 2017, followed by 2019's Rearrange My Heart.

As a solo bluegrass artist, Troop released his debut album Borrowed Time in 2021. Many of the songs expanded upon Troop's experience growing up as an openly gay musician in the south.

  • Full name: Joe Troop
  • Hometown: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
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INTRODUCINGVideo Premiere: Joe Troop's 'The Rise of Dreama Caldwell'

By Amanda Wicks, September 9, 2021

The powerful video from the multi-instrumentalist tells the story of North Carolina activist Dreama Caldwell and the need for cash bail reform.