Stanley Hicks and his first cousin Ray perform an old song called "Roving Gambler" (which Stanley calls "Roamin' Gambler"). Shot by Alan Lomax and crew at Stanley's home in Banner Elk, Beech Mountain, North Carolina, September 8-9, 1982. For more information about the American Patchwork filmwork, Alan Lomax, and his collections, visit http://culturalequity.org.
"Stanley Hicks: was living on Stone Mountain in Ashe County, close to Beech Mountain. A singer, story-teller and instrument maker (banjo and dulcimer), Stanley was a delight to be with. He had a side-line selling arrow-heads, which he found scattered around the mountain sides. One afternoon Stanley took me to Watauga Lake on a ‘flint hunt’. There were some large slabs of rock at the side of the water where the Native Americans had once sat making stone tools. We found a number of sc
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