old time music, new and vintage, with early Red Clay Ramblers favorites
Mike Craver, Bill Hicks,
Jim Watson and Joe Newberry
The Cave
Chapel Hill NC
November 29, 2008
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Through the window down the narrow stairway.
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Writing out the setlist
5 minutes before the show.
SET 1
Rockingham Cindy
Aragon Mill
The Man From Tennessee
I'm Getting Ready To Go
Schoolhouse on the Hill
Fortune
Hobo's Last Letter
The Ace
DQ
Magpie
While the Band was Playing Dixie
Beale Street Blues
Texas Gals
SET 2
Yellow Rose of Texas
Stolen Love
Telephone Girl
Rabbit in the Pea Patch
Uncloudy Day
What Does the Lonesome Dove See
Uncle Charlie's Revenge
Miller's Reel
Death of Ellenton ***
Weary Prodigal Son ***
Leather Britches
Merchants Lunch
50 Miles of Elbow Room
Sally Ann
***From Jim's new CD "This World Would be All Sunshine"
 
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Cave Dwellers
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The piano ghost.  One of those pics that captured what no one saw at the time.
Pics by Bren Overholt
From the Indy....
26 NOV 2008 Chapel Hill

The Cave—If you're lucky enough to squeeze underground and into The Cave tonight, you'll witness perhaps the state's most beloved and long-lasting musical institution as it continues to chart an unlikely chapter in our collective history. Young string band veterans Tommy Thompson, Jim Watson and Bill Hicks inaugurated their run as Red Clay Ramblers in 1972, adding Mike Craver a year later. The intervening 35 years have brought multiple lineup changes, multimedia experiments, solo albums, duo albums, three international tours sponsored by the State Department, several off-Broadway hits, the revival of one such hit for a new generation, performances at the 1st and 25th Eno festivals, two Carter family funerals, and the death of co-founder Thompson in 2003. Watson, Hicks and Craver roll on several times a year, their preservation of old-time tunes and their own material assisted now by Joe Newberry. Tonight's show begins at 8 p.m. —Grayson Currin 

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