Hicks, Watson, Newberry - Flash!
||The latest information about
upcoming performances of the founders of the Red Clay Ramblers
Hicks, Watson, Newberry
||Bill Hicks, Mike Craver,
Jim Watson, and Joe Newberry - the website
||The early years of the Red
Clay Ramblers were so good that new stuff is still happening as a result
Music Index to Recordings
||All the Red Clay Ramblers
are listed in the Performer Index with the recordings they've made
Clay Ramblers Papers at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill,
||Information about the collection
of RCR material at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, alma
mater to most of the Blurs (but not Jim) <===Bill said to say
Thompson Collection at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1970s-2002
||Tommy Thompson's papers
were donated to the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
||Bill's home page with links
to his music, Admit One Journal, and masonry business
||Mike's home page and info
about his plays and music. Don't miss his "News" page.
||Jim's music, photos, and
links to his work with Robin & Linda Williams
||Jesse Thompson Eustice wrote
of taking care of her dad, Tommy Thompson, during his last years with an
Mountain String Band
||FMSB was one root of the
Red Clay Ramblers and fiddler Bill Hicks. Their authentic tunes personally
gathered from Appalachian sources had a major impact on the old-time music
Rock String Band
||Hollow Rock, named for Tommy
and Bobbie Thompson's home community, was another root band of the Red
||RCR music for sale from
the company that bought Flying Fish, RCR's original label. Let them
know we want Stolen Love,
Chuckin' the Frizz, and Hard
Times released on CD!
the Heck is Old Time Music?
||An essay to explain it all
that refers to the Blurs
Wings and Fly"
||Film by Les Blank, Cece
Conway and Alice Gerrard focusing on old-time fiddler Tommy Jarrell.
Includes footage of the 70s Red Clay Ramblers playing with Tommy Jarrell
as well as a brief interview with Bill Hicks. 2 more short films
are also included on the DVD.
Family Old Time Music Festival"
film by Robert Gates - Special Collectors Edition now available!
Thompson, Bill Hicks, and Eric Olson on stage at Ivydale, WVa in 1972 with
many more of the most important traditional musicians of that time.
||Virginia's Heritage Music
Trail starting at Ralph Stanley's Museum then leading to the Carter Family
Fold, the Birthplace of Country Music Alliance, the Floyd Country Store
and County Records, and ending at the Blue Ridge Institute and Museum
Music Home Page
||Keep up with the newest
Digital Folk Life Home Page
||A Production of The Folk
Life ( Inc. 1976) by John McLaughlin and Jamie Downs, Editors
||Fiddle-L is a mailing-list,
based at Brown University, for the discussion of fiddles, fiddle-tunes,
fiddlers, & fiddle-playing
||The website dedicated to
the promotion and preservation of the musical art form known and loved
by many as the Stringband!
||An encyclopedia of 50,000
questions violinists frequently ask about fiddling
||Did you wonder about the
difference between a fiddle and a violin? At last, here's an answer.
Ten Commandments of Jamming by L.P.
||A fine funny list that ends
with "X. Thou shalt have fun and play well."
Discussion Page Reissue
||A busy bulletin board about
guitars with lots of interesting links to country music stages.
Don't miss the new "Garage Sale" section for your equipment needs.