N.C.'s Own Award-winning String Band
The Red Clay Ramblers
Return to Carteret County for Exclusive
Two Night Event
Morehead City, NC, October 7th & 8th, 2016 - The Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center and the North Carolina Coastal Federation are teaming up to host the Tony Award-winning band, The Red Clay Ramblers, in a special two night event. The North Carolina natives will be performing in Joslyn Hall at Carteret Community College. The Doors will open at 7 pm with concerts beginning at 7:30 pm on both Friday and Saturday nights.
Both the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center and the North Carolina Coastal Federation are preparing for milestone years in 2017. The CSWM&HC will celebrate its 25th anniversary, while the NC Coastal Federation celebrates its 35th. Both presenters have big things planned in observance of these significantly historic years.
Ramblers' pianist Bland Simpson states, "These are two truly fine, highly significant groups, not only for Carteret County but for the whole state of North Carolina. Both of them exemplify the very best values in preserving, protecting, and celebrating our social and natural heritage here on the coast. We are thrilled to be making a joyful noise for them in Morehead City this fall!"
The string band's music draws from multiple genre's, including "old-time mountain music, as well as, bluegrass, country rock, New Orleans jazz, gospel, and the American musical" to from its eclectic sound and unique taste. Since their formation in 1972,
The Red Clay Ramblers' have performed on various stages throughout the world. Some of those stages consist of several local appearances through the years, including performances at Croatan High School, the Coastal Folklife Project in Beaufort and the
Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center on Harkers Island.
Personnel for The Ramblers' October performance will include: Clay Buckner on the fiddle, Chris Frank on the guitar, Jack Herrick on the trumpet and bass, Rob Ladd on the drums, and Bland Simpson on the piano. The musical group is noted as being high energy with a wide-ranging repertoire. The New York Times states, "Bluegrass, New Orleans, classical folk, and gospel sounds emerge in nutty profusion from these talented instrumentalists and singers, whose music making is perfection."
Ticket Prices: $28 general admission,
$23 for members (CSWM&HC and NC Coastal Federation), $12 for students
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