Red Clay Ramblers
Chapel Hill, NC
Venue Address (Get Directions)Concerts at the Historic Cooper's House of Oakland Mills (Circa 1790)
Date and Time
Saturday, August 18th, 2012 at 7:00pm
For detail, invitation/reservation - Please contact Steve & Myra Gnadt at firstname.lastname@example.org
Now in their 40th year, the Tony Award-winning Red Clay Ramblers are a North Carolina string band whose repertoire reflects their roots in old-time mountain music, as well as bluegrass, country, rock, New Orleans jazz, gospel, and the American musical.
In 1993, Fool Moon on Broadway earned the Ramblers their second Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Music in a Play, and Fool Moon in Los Angeles set box-office records; Fool Moon went on to run abroad in Vienna and Munich, returned to Broadway for a second success in late 1995, had a third Broadway run in 1998-99 and then enjoyed a 5-week run at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC in 1999, and received a Special Tony Award that same year.
The Ramblers have been guests numerous times on “A Prairie Home Companion” and have appeared on numerous network and cable TV programs including the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. They have toured extensively in North America and in Europe, and have made tours to sub-Sahara Africa, North Africa and the Middle East. The Ramblers developed Kudzu: A Southern Musical, in collaboration with Pulitzer-winning cartoonist Doug Marlette, and staged the show at at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC in 1998.
The Ramblers’ Off Broadway run of Lone Star Love earned Outstanding Musical nominations from both the Lucille Lortel Awards and the NY Outer Critics’ Circle, and the Original Cast Recording of the show was released January 2006 by PS Classics of New York. Their recording Fool Moon, the Music was released September 2007. The Red Clay Ramblers appeared with the North Carolina Symphony New Year’s Eve 2007, and “Carolina Jamboree,” their second ballet, launched by the Carolina Ballet in 2005, was reprised June 2008, and has been broadcast statewide numerous times over UNC Public Television.
The Daily Advance calls the Ramblers' latest CD, Old North State, "North Carolina culture at its best." Premier acoustic music station WNCW salutes The Red Clay Ramblers as "the house band of North Carolina." All over the world, The Ramblers continue to carry the banner of string-band music far and wide, and with great joy and zest!