Rambunctious Red Clay Ramblers rock the Forum

Red Clay RamblersOne of the Old North State’s preeminent string bands, whose collaborators have included Randy Newman, Ralph Stanley, Shawn Colvin, Michele Shocked and playwright Sam Shephard, brought their excellent acoustic roadhouse show to the Outer Banks Forum. Their gamut runs from traditional Appalachian suites to archaic modern music, and on Saturday included One Meat Ball and a rustic rap, Billy Goat, complete with painless audience participation and a drum solo. They were Bland Simpson, piano; Rob Ladd, drums; Jack Herrick, tin whistle, bass, trumpet, bouzouki, mandolin and harmonium; Clay Buckner, fiddle and harmonica; Rick Good, banjo; and Chris Frank, accordion, guitar, trombone, tuba and fez. All sang. Yes, they had it goin’ on. See the Forum website about future shows. (Peter Hummers | Outer Banks Sentinel)