Description: Stanley Hicks and his first cousin Ray perform "Roving Gambler" (which Stanley calls "Roamin' Gambler"). Shot by Alan Lomax and crew at Ray's home at Banner Elk, Beech Mountain, North Carolina, September 8-9, 1982.
About the session: Cloggers and buck dancers; bluegrass and string bands; white gospel groups; stories, folktales, and ballads from coal miners, tobacco farmers, and former bootleggers, filmed in Virginia, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Performers include Ray Hicks, Nimrod Workman, Tommy Jarrell, and Raymond Fairchild, the man reputed to be the fastest banjo player in the world.
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