Sunday, 5 April 2009

The Country Gentlemen - 1972

Thanks to living legend of the mandolin Jimmy Gaudreau (USA) for this link to a slide show of photographs taken by Fred Robbins at the Second Annual Country Gentlemen festival, held at Indian Ranch, Webster, Massachusetts, in 1972. The Gents at that time were Charlie Waller, Bill Emerson, Doyle Lawson, and Bill Yates. Jimmy Gaudreau (a former Gentleman himself) was there as a member of II Generation.

Also to be seen are Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys (with Keith Whitley), Mac Wiseman, James Monroe & the Midnight Ramblers, Peter Rowan, J.D. Crowe & the New South (Tony Rice on guitar), New Grass Revival, the McLain Family, Joe Val, Don Stover, the Bluegrass 45 (we think) from Japan, and a large dog.

Fred Robbins's website holds a great deal of other material of bluegrass archival interest.