old time music, new and vintage, with early Red Clay Ramblers favorites

Craver Hicks Watson Newberry
Rooster's Wife
Aberdeen NC
December 19, 2012
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The set list comes from the band's new CD!
Rockingham Cindy
The Man From Tennessee
I'm Getting Ready To Go
Uncle Charlie's Revenge
How Does A Glass Eye Work?
Texas Gals
You Have Been A Friend To Me
Missouri Borderland
Kiss Me Quick
Tying 10 Knots in the Devil's Tail
Piney Mountain
Merchants Lunch
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Mike sharing his hat with a friend before the show.
Christmasy Joe with Rooster
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Bill Hicks, Jim Watson, Joe Newberry and Mike Craver
(click on any pic for a larger view)
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Warming up
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Joe and Mike pose with the Rooster's Wife calendar for December.  Craven?
After intermission, Jim, Mike, and Joe took turns leading Christmas songs. 
Joe wrote and sang "On This Christmas Day" and "The First Day of the Year" and "On Christmas Eve" is a John Hartford song.  The audience joined in on the last half of the set.
Christmas Time's A Coming
On This Christmas Day
Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy
The First Day of the Year
On Christmas Eve
In the Bleak Midwinter
Breaking Up Christmas
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
We Three Kings
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
Silent Night
I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
From the News & Observer, Friday Dec. 14, 2012

Country Picks By Jack Bernhardt

From 1972 until the mid-'80s, Bill Hicks, Jim Watson and Mike Craver established themselves as Tar Heel favorites as members of the Red Clay Ramblers.  Since then, each as followed his own muse.  But the former Ramblers have joined banjoist Joe Newberry as a quartet grounded in old-time and early bluegrass music.  This year they released “You've Been a Friend to Me,” a CD featuring their gifts as interpereters of such country pioneers as the Carter Family and Georgia Yellow Hammers, as well as their own compositions.  Wednesday the four pickers will perform a set at The Rooster's Wife in Aberdeen.  The second set will feature Watson's popular Christmas concert with songs and sing-alongs from his “Christmas at the Cave” CD.

Jim's Christmas CD recorded live at his 26th annual Cave (Chapel Hill) Christmas show in 2011
Mike has a new CD of songs from his series of plays Bosh and Moonshine, The Belle of the Wabash, Sarah Bernhardt in Texas, and Oklahoma Hale & Damnation.

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