Madison County Ramblers

Bluegrass Group Bill Monroe Huntsville, AL

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame




.....Then the Ramblers came on and gave the

audience the good old fashioned bluegrass

they are famous for, playing some of my

favorites: Flatt and Scruggs’ Working On The

Road and Bill Monroe's Stand On The Rock

Where Moses Stood. Clayton Burrough:

banjo/flat pick guitar; *JC Wilson: upright

bass; Jackie Wilson: dobro; *Randal

Caldwell: mandolin; and *Doyle Kelly: guitar

(* - all of these guys sing great bluegrass

harmony) also brought us a few original

songs, the liveliest of which was the foot

stomping Ramblers' Shuffle.

Halfway through the concert, they called up

a young man in an Auburn tee shirt, who took

Clayton's banjo and gave Clayton a guitar. His


name was Mike Broadway. They all joined in,

following the banjo's lead on the most

appropriate song of the evening, Foggy

Mountain Breakdown, with light rain and fog

so thick outside you could hardly see the

old!Burritt church from the parking lot. He

played so well, yet so effortlessly. Clayton, a

great banjo picker himself, stunned the crowd

by flat picking some outstanding lead on the

guitar on the song Who Will Sing For Me.

Another neat surprise was when they called

up Trish Wilson to buck dance to Soldiers

Joy. That really was a hoot! Everybody

enjoyed that.

It is typical of the Ramblers to give other

performers a featured place in their

performance. No wonder they are one of our

favorite groups to perform at our coffee


When the!Madison County Ramblers

finally closed out with Martha White’s Flour,

it made me really proud to be back home. if

you get far enough away...good bluegrass is

kinda hard to find.




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