"When asked to name a favorite Red Clay Ramblers album, fans of the long-running North Carolina string band inevitably seem to pick this live album, recorded over three days in a home away from home, Chapel Hill's Cat's Cradle club. This was back in the days when this club was a small, intimate listening room with an adjoining, glassed-in bar and not the bowling-alley size venue it eventually evolved into. It is pretty easy to see why this record would be a favorite. It captures what is without question the best lineup of this group... Having them all together here in such a happy live setting is a real treat. Yet this isn't simply the equal of any cassette machine that might have gotten clicked on during any Red Clay Ramblers gig during this period. This is a superbly produced set with a superior recorded sound, fully capturing the rich overtones in the blend of stringed instruments and piano... This is the ultimate Red Clay Ramblers souvenir, the cover art> featuring two examples of the photographic medium's ability to completely capture the personality of an entire band." ---Eugene Chadbourne, ALL MUSIC GUIDE
OLD TIME HERALD review - Feb. 2007**Sheet Music (piano, vocals, & chord symbols) is available for "Thoroughly African Man" at Mike's Sheet Music Store.
top photo by Rick Doble
bottom drawing and cd cover design by Chris Baker