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The Red Clay Ramblers Tickets

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From the Broadway stage to the concert hall, this unique and beloved string band has become one of the most celebrated music groups in the world! Now, in their 40th year, the Red Clay Ramblers are a North Carolina, old-time mountain band that includes musical elements from bluegrass, country, rock, New Orleans jazz, and gospel. They have earned a Tony Award and numerous other awards and accolades.

Today, the band of down-home musicians is still performing their classic songs and some of their latest music. They perform as a quintet these days with Jack Herrick on bass, trumpet, guitar, bouzouki and whistles, Clay Buckner on the fiddle, mandolin and harmonica, Chris Frank on the accordion, guitar, tuba, uke and trombone, Bland Simpson on piano and Rob Ladd on drums. These talented musicians create musical magic wherever they perform, and fans come out in droves to see this legendary band perform their greatest hits and latest tunes.


The Red Clay Ramblers recently earned PlayMakers Repertory Company's Distinguished Achievement Award, which is a tribute to the legendary band. They have also performed at the Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival and the LEAF Festival in Black Mountain, NC and composed music for the Atlanta and the Carolina Ballet. They also have a long history performing as the band for various musicals including the off-Broadway show "Lone Star Love."

About the Artist

They began their career in the 1970s as a trio, playing at various festivals and recording their down-home, mountain music to the delight of music fans in their home state of North Carolina and all over the US. The band's name was changed to the "Diamond Studs" for a period of time in the mid 70s, and the band performed Off-Broadway with a production at ArtPark amphitheater in Niagara Falls, NY. That same year, the band released "Stolen Love" on Flying Fish Records. The band also performed in musical stage productions like Diamond Studs and Merchants Lunch. Along with recordings for the shows they were a part of, the band also recorded their own music, releasing Stolen Love, Twisted Laurel, Meeting in the Air, Chuckin' the Frizz and Hard Times throughout the 70s and 80s. Big-name musicians and singers like Debby McClatchy, Tommy Thompson and Si Kahn lent their talents to several of the Ramblers' albums, helping to put the band on the map.

They undertook their first overseas tour during that time, and were a hit in countries like Scotland and Switzerland. They continued to spend their time performing in theater productions and performing their signature music throughout the world. And then in 1993, the Ramblers earned their second Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Music in a Play. They toured with Fool Moon through the rest of the 90s, earning numerous awards and accolades for their stage performance. During the 2000s the group continued to tour and perform with prestigious groups like the North Carolina Symphony and The Carolina Ballet, and performed in historic venues like the Newberry Opera House and Geary Theater in San Francisco.

Breakthrough Performance

The Red Clay Ramblers had been performing together for many years before they became a critically-acclaimed group. During the 70s and 80s, the band thrived on word-of-mouth marketing and their devoted fans. They had a considerable following, but hadn't yet found the mainstream. That all changed in the early 1990s. The band was working on the score of a Sam Shepard film called Silent Tongue in the early 1990s when they met clowns Bill Irwin and David Shiner. The relationship between the two men and their on-camera antics gave the Ramblers the idea for Fool Moon. Fool Moon was a musical production, scored and performed by the band. It was performed on Broadway with two subsequent revivals and won a Tony Award in 1999. It was then that the world knew the Ramblers and their amazing talent.

Fan Experience

Although the Red Clay Ramblers aren't as young they used to be, they still possess the humor and youthful vigor of musicians half their age. They get the crowd going with their impressive musical skills and the comforting southern drawl of their lead singer. Each musician seems to get its own time to shine during the lively performance, with a little banjo hear, a little mandolin there and a lot of fiddling. There's something very honest about the band's performance that audiences seem to respond to.

They're not on stage to provide some elaborate visual show. They are there to play good, old-fashioned, feel-good music that makes you want to get up and dance a jig. The audience feels as though they are listening to the sounds of a home-grown band playing the music they love on the front porch of little house in the country, where someone may or may not be blowing across a ceramic jug to add to the musical buffet of mountain sound.

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