old time music, new and vintage, with early Red Clay Ramblers favorites
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Mike Craver
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Joe Newberry and Jim Watson
House concert
at the home of 
Joan Fenton &
Albie Tabackman
Charlottesville Downtown Mall
Charlottesville VA
May 11, 2013
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Bill Hicks
Rockingham Cindy
The Man From Tennessee
I'm Getting Ready To Go
Tying 10 Knots in the Devil's Tail
Ship in the Clouds/Red Fox
Missouri Borderland
You Have Been a Friend to Me
Aragon Mill
How Does A Glass Eye Work?
Piney Mountains
Miller's Reel
Beale Street Blues
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Yellow Rose of Texas
Kiss Me Quick
Uncle Charlie's Revenge
Lowe Bonnie
Leather Britches
Calling the Prodigal
Long Time Traveling
Rabbit in the Pea Patch
What Does the Lonesome Dove Say
Texas Gals
Merchants Lunch
Sally Ann
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Dancers in the aisle at the end of the night
Scenes around the show
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Bill greeting folks before the show.
The show was held in a beautiful upstairs venue in downtown Charlottesville on a perfect spring night.  The background to the page is a view from the rooftop deck taken by Joan Bullard.  She contributed many of the pics here, too.  Mouse over each pic to see its name.  If "Craver, Hicks..." is spelled out -- that one is Joan's.
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Joan Fenton introduced the band with tales from the times back in the 70's when the Red Clay Ramblers were just starting out as well as the Diamond Studs days in New York.
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The audience gathers beneath the portraits.
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Joe Newberry with Joan Bullard.  Besides many of the photos on this page, Joan also uploaded several videos of the show to YouTube.
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Your webgal sneaked a pic as Jim found a quiet spot to warm up.
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Bill uses Mike's piano to tune his fiddle before the show.
YouTube links to Joan Bullard's
videos from the show:

Man From Tennessee
I'm Getting Ready To Go
How Does A Glass Eye Work?
Kiss Me Quick
Uncle Charlie's Revenge
Missouri Borderland
Aragon Mill
Merchants Lunch


The audience tonight was well-versed in the history of the Red Clay Ramblers.  "Their music wasn't just old time, it was crazy!  Remember 'Merchants Lunch'?"  Two folks sang the chorus of Bill's "Hobo's Last Letter," not with the band but BEFORE the show by themselves.  Someone said "I had these records...on VINYL!"  They laughed at Bill's story about the "tone arm."  They caught the sympathetic references in "Devil's Tail" and howled at the lyrics of Mike's "Glass Eye."  Mighty fine, as Jim would say.
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Info for purchasing your copy of the music is on our music page.

"Leather Britches" - video by Bren Overholt
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One fan purchased the oldest of the old on the table (Jim Watson and Tommy Thompson's Hollow Rock Legacy from 1974) then the newest of the new (You've Been A Friend To Me released in 2012), the first official recording from Craver, Hicks, Watson, Newberry.
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