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Stanley & Ray Hicks - Roving Gambler (1982)

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

"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

Added: Nov-10-2011 
By: Willem1980
Tags: Stanley, Ray, Hicks, Roving Gambler, Appalachian, 1982
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  • That is just so fucking cool, when Britons history walked out the door it was scattered to the four winds, the music seems to have landed in the Appalachians. You can hear bluegrass in this, the roots of country folk and blues.

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