the musicians who created the Red Clay Ramblers
Tommy Thompson | Bill Hicks | Jim Watson | Mike Craver
Tommy Thompson (1937 - 2003)
Red Clay Rambler from 1972 - 1994
banjo, guitar, songwriter
Tommy's page on this site
Tommy Thompson Memorial site

Red Clay Ramblers, Cats Cradle 1973

Red Clay Ramblers at A. P. Carter's Store, 1975.  (Photo from the Smithsonian)
Bill Hicks
Red Clay Rambler from 1972 - 1981
fiddle, songwriter
Bill's page on this site
William Hicks Masonry - Bill's homepage
Jim Watson
Red Clay Rambler from 1972 - 1986
mandolin, bass, guitar
Jim's page on this site
Jim Watson's homepage

An early practice of the Red Clay Ramblers in Tommy's basement with Tom Ashley Thompson for the audience.  (Photo by John Rosenthal)

From the cover of the Red Clay Ramblers self-titled first recording

Mike Craver
Red Clay Rambler from 1973 - 1986
piano, guitar, songwriter
Mike's page on this site
Mike's homepage
Many other musicians have been part of the Red Clay Ramblers through the years.  Information on many of them can be found here.

July 4, 2010