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About the video
Carl Sauceman and the Green Valley Boys, performing "We'll Be Rewarded" in
Carl Sauceman (guitar), Monroe Fields (mandolin), Jim Brock (fiddle), Buddy
Rose (banjo), JP Sauceman (base, rhythm guitar), Bobby Syskow (guitar)
About the artists
Carl Sauceman began his music career in 1941 at the age of 19, joining the
WWNC Radio "Farm And Home Hour" program in Asheville.Carl joined the
Shelton Brothers, Curly and Jack, who were on the program. However, by the
time they retired from full-time performing in 1962, Carl and J.P. Sauceman had
lived the first generation bluegrass life to its fullest.
Dick Spottswood, in his story on the Sauceman Brothers in the 1976 issue of
"Bluegrass Unlimited" wrote, "Carl Sauceman is a pioneer of whom all too little is
known. In 1946, after serving two years in the United States Navy, Carl
Sauceman rejoined the Blue Ridge Hillbillies in Asheville, N.C.
In 1952, J.P. Sauceman was in the U.S. Marines and it was at this time when Carl
Sauceman took the music to a new area. Carl went to work for Roth Hook at
WRAG Radio in Carrollton, Alabama. Carl took Don McHan, a good banjo
player and song writer, with him to Alabama, and brother Jack Sauceman joined
the band playing bass and comedy.
Carl Sauceman moved from Alabama to Louisiana in 1968, where he became
owner and operator of WSLG Radio station in Gonzales, Louisiana.
In 1974,Carl Sauceman regrouped some of his old band members and played
the bluegrass festival circuit for Bill Monroe.