Jim Watson...
founding member of the Red Clay Ramblers, currently tours with Robin and Linda Williams in Their Fine Group. Besides his recordings with the Red Clay Ramblers and Robin & Linda Williams, Jim has three solo CDs, This World Would Be All Sunshine, Willie's Redemption, and Don't Tell Me, I Don't Know.  Both include O'Blurs Mike Craver and Bill Hicks on some cuts as well as many more of Jim's friends. Jim also performs with the Green Level Entertainers and Leroy Savage.  For 20+ straight years, Jim has ushered in the Christmas season with his show at the Cave in Chapel Hill.  His 26th Cave Christmas show is now on CD!  Before the Red Clay Ramblers, Jim recorded with the Hollow Rock String Band on their second LP.
Jim at the founders reunion
Festival of the Eno, July 4, 2001
Jim's Homepage
song lists
Christmas show now on CD!

Hollow Rock Legacy - The Hollow Rock String Band's second LP newly reissued on CD! 

Meeting in the Air - songs of the Carter Family performed by Jim Watson, Mike Craver, and Tommy Thompson now on CD!
Craver, Hicks, Watson, Newberry - pics from the shows, performance dates, all you need to know plus Jim's Homepage
Jim's homepage on Robin and Linda Williams' site.  Look at the tour info to see when Jim will be in your area.
Christmas at the Cave NOW ON CD!

Jim's Cave Christmas shows have kicked off the season for his fans for more than two decades.  #26 (2011) was recorded and released in time for Christmas 2012.  Revisit Jim's 24th Annual Cave Christmas Show (2009), sing along with the videos and view the "Shroud of Touring" pic (shown here).  Jim's Christmas Shows 2005 includes pics and news articles ("Caroling in a Cave") from Jim's shows in Chapel Hill and Hillsborough. Jim's Photo Album has pics from Jim's Cave Christmas show 2000, founding Red Clay Ramblers and friends at Jim's house at Christmas 2000, and a benefit for Tommy Thompson, Easter weekend 1997.  All can be found on Jim's homepage.

janette_jim306.jpg (64378 bytes)Jim with Janette Carter at the Fold 2005.  Jim and the Red Clay Ramblers have along history with the Carter Family from their first appearance there in 1976.  Jim, Mike and Tommy sang at Sara Carter's funeral in 1979 and then at Janette Carter's funeral in 2006.  Explore the stories in Carter Family Connections.
Interview with Jim from the Mandocrucian's Digest from 1989.  Jim gives us lots of insights on his mando techniques
1978 interview with Jim in the Duke alumni magazine tracing his interest in bluegrass and old-time music and his view of the Red Clay Ramblers' future.
Bill DeTurk sang with Jim on "Jordan is a Hard Road to Travel" (Willie's Redemption), and now Jim has joined Bill for one song on the Blair Family History CD.  Sound samples and ordering info are on the Blair Family History site.
Musicians History

December 27, 2012