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About the video
Mike Craver, Jack Herrick, Clay Buckner, Tommy Thompson, Jim Watson ca.
1986. This song is an example of an old style of gospel singing called "Sacred
Harp" or "Shape-note" hymn. Interesting...
About the artists
One of the most authentic of the string-band revival groups, the Red Clay
Ramblers performed traditional Appalachian folk music and contemporary
compositions, and mixed genres with such talent and authority that for years
they were considered among the best of the modern revivalists of string-band
The Chapel Hill, North Carolina-based quintet included Tommy Thompson
(banjo, vocals), Jim Watson (guitar, mandolin, vocals), Mike Craver (piano,
harmonium, vocals), Jack Herrick (bouzouki, guitar, harmonica, bass, cello, flute,
harmonium, vocals) and Clay Buckner (fiddle, harmonica, vocals).
The Ramblers reached their widest audience through their work scoring and
performing in off-Broadway productions; one of their most highly acclaimed
albums was their score from Sam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind. ~ David Vinopal
and Sandra Brennan, All Music Guide