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

Craver, Hicks, Watson,Newberry
The Cave in Chapel Hill NC - November 25, 2005


The Cave - the oldest bar in Chapel Hill - was sold out before the show even started.  We hate that many folks couldn't get in and missed the show.  Check the calendar and catch the next one.

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The Independent Weekly called our guys "The Original Ramblin' Men"
Mike Craver - Bill Hicks - Jim Watson - Joe Newberry
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Set 1
Rockingham Cindy
Aragon Mill
Henhouse Blues
While the Band was Playing Dixie
Wind and Rain
Hobo’s Last Letter
The SOB in the Carvel Truck
Lost Soldier Son
Sally Ann
I Know Whose Tears
Uncle Charlie’s Revenge
Texas Gals
Beale Street Blues
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Set 2
Yellow Rose of Texas
Stolen Love
Telephone Girl
Play ‘Rocky Top’
Rabbit in the Pea Patch
On This Christmas Day
Thoroughly African Man
Daniel Prayed
You Have Been A Friend to Me
Sugar Hill
I Got What It Takes
The Ace
Leather Britches
Merchants Lunch
You Were Only F(bleep)ing
Susananna Gal
Wagon Yard
oblurs_2057.jpg (39463 bytes)"All the ingredients were in place for shows that offered both variety and honest-to-God entertainment. 'I think playing's about expression,' Hicks states, and he and the other guys' fondness for performing as opposed to just tossing off notes earned them an even bigger following." 

"...When Craver, Hicks and Watson get together under the name the original Red Clay Ramblers, it's truth in advertising on two levels: It is three of the original members (Joe Newberry, a strong clawhammer banjoist and singer, sits in the late Tommy Thompson's seat), plus you'll hear the sound that characterized the Ramblers in their early days. A laughing Watson comments on another element, the identification factor: 'We like playing music with each other, but if we're going to play, we also like people to show up. So by using that name, it lets people know who we are.'" ...Rick Cornell, Durham Independent Weekly

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The pictures were taken by Bren Overholt


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