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Garrison Keillor and
the Red Clay Ramblers
on the Prairie Home Companion
(1979) from Nic Siler's
(Click the pic for several
Front: Jack Herrick
Bill Hicks (with friend
Back: Patti Dinsmore
Photo posted on Facebook
by Cindy Dinsmore
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Thanks to Bill Hicks for
these pics of Red Clay Ramblers concert posters currently papering his
1977 Red Clay Ramblers show
in Romania and see the review
of the show!
Click on the images
for larger versions.
Red Clay Ramblers with Emmylou
Harris in 1980.
Chapel Hill, l979, photo
by Rick Doble - outtake of the Chuckin' the Frizz session.
l980, photo by Chris Baker - one of the photos taken for the Meeting
in the Air album.
for The Ark Coffeehouse
Ann Arbor, Michigan,
The Ark was one
of the first folk venues in the country.
John Hammond on the ladder
behind Tommy Thompson, Mike Craver, & Jim Watson in the left corner.
Dave Bromberg's wife under Watson's elbow. Front: Leon Redbone,
Linda Siglin, & Hedy West. Jay Ungar behind Linda then David
Bromberg, Jim Ringer, Mary McCastin & unknown guy on the end.
That's Dave Siglin next to Bill Hicks on the other ladder with Onya Siglin,
Jack Herrick behind Jim Ringer.
(click on the pic for
a larger view)
of the Red Clay Ramblers first of many Ark shows.
||The folk magazine, Come
For to Sing, interviewed Tommy Thompson, Jim Watson, and Bill Hicks
at the 1980 Winnipeg Folk Festival. Read the interview,
(photos by Emily Friedman)
Beards come, 'stashes go.
Both pics of the Red Clay Ramblers were taken at the Walnut Valley Festival,
(photos by Maurice W. Eagle)
(click on the pics for
Tom Dummer's Wall - posters/tickets/business
(click on the pic for
Tom Dummer of the Hiawatha Festival
in Michigan sent this picture of his wall to Bill in 2014. Here's
what Tom wrote: "You guys were in the UP in spring 1980. Hiawatha
was formed in 1979, and I started plastering posters on the wall of the
spare room in my cabin. I put up posters, flyers, tickets and other
ephemera from any and all events we had. ... 2 years ago was a busy summer
and all I managed to get done was to empty out the 2 last rooms.
That is when I rediscovered the archive walls, and I took some pictures.
There you were in all of your 1980 glory! Somewhere in purging and
storing I also came across a small stack of tickets to the armory dance
you guys played for. Ah, life as a hoarder!" Many thanks to
Tom for passing this on. Bill,
Mike, and Jim along with Joe Newberry returned to the Hiawatha Traditional
Music Festival in Marquette MI in 2013.
Ramblers in Chicago less
(pic by Nancy Buik)
There's a big difference
now-- that's not Bill Hicks behind the coffee cup in this shot of the Blurs.
It's Clay Buckner, who joined the band when Bill left the roadlife.
(photo by John Rosenthal)
June 3, 2014