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Sites with information about the early Red Clay Ramblers

Craver, Hicks, Watson, Newberry - Flash! The latest information about upcoming performances of the founders of the Red Clay Ramblers
Craver, Hicks, Watson, Newberry Bill Hicks, Mike Craver, Jim Watson, and Joe Newberry - the website
Red Clay Ramblers News The early years of the Red Clay Ramblers were so good that new stuff is still happening as a result
Folk Music Index to Recordings All the Red Clay Ramblers are listed in the Performer Index with the recordings they've made
Red Clay Ramblers Papers at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1970s-1990s 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 that!
Tommy 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 Hicks Bill's home page with links to his music, Admit One Journal, and  masonry business
Mike Craver Mike's home page and info about his plays and music.   Don't miss his "News" page.
Jim Watson Jim's music, photos, and links to his work with Robin & Linda Williams
Jesse's Letters Jesse Thompson Eustice wrote of taking care of her dad, Tommy Thompson, during his last years with an Alzheimer's-like illness
Fuzzy 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 scene.
Hollow Rock String Band Hollow Rock, named for Tommy and Bobbie Thompson's home community, was another root band of the Red Clay Ramblers
Rounder Records 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!
What the Heck is Old Time Music? An essay to explain it all that refers to the Blurs
"Sprout 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.
"Morris Family Old Time Music Festival"
A film by Robert Gates - Special Collectors Edition now available!
Tommy 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.

A special thanks to these folks whose work appears on this site

Digital Visuals by Rick Doble Internet Artist Rick photographed the Red Clay Ramblers for the cover of Chuckin' the Frizz
Eos Development Thanks for some beautiful graphics
John Rosenthal Frequent RCR photographer has a beautiful website for his photos and writing
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Musical links
The Crooked Road 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
Old-Time Music Home Page Keep up with the newest in Old-Time
The Digital Folk Life Home Page A Production of The Folk Life ( Inc. 1976) by John McLaughlin and Jamie Downs, Editors 
Fiddle-L 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!
The Fiddler's Companion An encyclopedia of 50,000 fiddle tunes
12 questions violinists frequently ask about fiddling Did you wonder about the difference between a fiddle and a violin?  At last, here's an answer.
The Ten Commandments of Jamming by L.P. A fine funny list that ends with "X. Thou shalt have fun and play well."
Telecaster 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.
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February 12, 2016