CARTER FAMILY CONNECTION
journal entries, pictures
Clay Ramblers 1972-1981
Out! (volume 24, number 2) interview and article with the Red Clay
Ramblers about the song "Boogerboo" with chords and lyrics
for to Sing article "Red Clay Ramblers: Evolution of a String Band"
article "Red Clay Ramblers - String Band Music for the 80s"
1980 Folkscene article: Red
Clay Ramblers - Everyone's Favorite
with Tommy Thompson on the roots of Rambler music from the live NPR
broadcast from Dayton, Ohio.
1978 Folkscene article on
the Cambridge (England) Folk Festival
including the Red Clay Ramblers
1978 Folkscene concert review:
Stanley and the Red Clay Ramblers
1977 Victory Music Folk and
Jazz Review: Ralph Stanley/Red
Clay Ramblers Contrast in Style
review/interview: they really were gods in Johnson City!
1977 The Folk Life
review of the Red Clay Ramblers at Godfrey
Daniels, Bethlehem, PA. Mercy! You'll believe you are there.
reviews from Melody Maker and Sounds
sketches with Jerry Garcia
Bill Hicks Lives For the Music" - 1978 interview by Susan Ketchin
Clay Ramblers' Style is Eclectic" - 1978 interview with Bill Hicks
Alumni Profile: Jim Watson '70
the bluegrass formula: The Red Clay Ramblers make a run at the charts"
article about the Blurs playing at A.P. Carter's Store
VA Bluegrass Festival Flyer with an amazing lineup
1976 A review of the album
Clay Ramblers Give Up Broadway for Hillbilly Music" 1975 Raleigh Times
interview with Tommy and Bill at the end of Diamond Studs'
Clay Ramblers Warble at Ark" 1977 Michigan Daily review
"The Ramblers Return"
Back from Africa, the Red Clay Ramblers' Tommy Thompson talks with Joe
Vanderford in Spectator Magazine, Nov 19, 1981. This article is hosted
on Mike Craver's website and is from Elva Bishop's archives.
1986 "New York Ramblers"
- interview with Tommy Thompson and Jack Herrick about RCR in Sam Shepard's
play "Lie of the Mind"
Time Sounds With Wit, In Taste"
1985 review "Ramblers
Return to Cabaret" Indianapolis
1984 On the cover
of Bluegrass Unlimited - lots of history and biographical
music’ a Rambler calls it" - 1984 Richmond (Va) Times Dispatch
interview with Tommy Thompson
Clay Ramblers spice up ‘Whatzit’ music with humor" Anchorage Daily
articles with a lot to say about the Red Clay Ramblers' history
Man" in The American Interest magazine written by Mike Craver:
his music and the Red Clay Ramblers during his time.
Alumni Review "It Was Twenty Years Ago Today" - RCR at 20
interview with Jim Watson from the Mandocrucian's Digest. Read
his history of RCR and mando techniques
Bill's article "A Remembrance: In Honor of a Reunion of Middle-Aged
Old-Time Musicians at Camp New Hope, Orange County, NC, April, 1989"
- RCR and Sam Shepard, Roger Miller, Eugene Chadbourne
THE TWISTED LAUREL GROWS is a 1976 TV show posted on YouTube 9/5/13!
The 29-minute program closes with our Red Clay Ramblers preceded by Lelly
Mae Ledford and Tommy Jarrell with Barry and Sharon Poss.
A taste of what's available
on our poster pages: 1980 concert with EmmyLou Harris and 1977 concert
Cat's Cradle calendars when our Ramblers played. These are hosted
on Mike Craver's site and are from Elva Bishop's archive.
Rhythm Alley posters for RCR also hosted on Mike Craver's site and
from Elva Bishop's archive.
year in the Life of a Rambler - Bill's 1977 calendar
ODDS 'N ENDS
concert ads 1975
Garrison Keillor's Prairie
Home Companion newsletter about RCR 1978
the Frizz handwritten production notes 1979, Eugene
Chadbourne review, and 2003 must-have
album choice of the Durham Independent
Merchants Lunch handwritten
lyrics to the song and the back
cover of the LP.
Blech's memories of the early Blurs
and Theater - overview page
Program from Life
on the Mississippi (1982)
of photos 1972-1986
Nic Siler's RCR pics (1976, 1979, 1980)
covers and outtakes
Red Clay Ramblers Reunion in Memory of Tommy Thompson (Museum of Art)