Green Grass Cloggers- music by Strictly Strings @ Appalachian State O-T Fiddlers Convention

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(Click 2:43 for shortcut to Clogging) This was the individual “freestyle clogging” exhibition by the Green Grass Cloggers with old time string band music by Strictly Strings from Boone, North Carolina. This was entertainment-only included in the Dance Competition hour at the end of the day.

This 2018 video from vafolklife is a must see:

I’d like to share this very informative comment recently (July 2018) posted by one of the Green Grass Cloggers (lady in red t-shirt) from Asheville, North Carolina. (jlw37663)

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msblockhead33 1 week ago
Just to provide a bit more info: Clogging/Flatfooting is considered a dance that was created in the Appalachian Mountains and was influenced by styles of the Native Americans, Africans, Irish, Scottish, and Brits. Originally, people danced without taps on wooden porches to create rhythms as musicians played old-time tunes.

Green Grass Cloggers formed in 1971 out of East Carolina University and have performed around the world throughout the years. We now have a team in Asheville, NC and Greenville, NC, and perform separately and together. Typically we wear colorful costumes and tap shoes. This video was an informal freestyle line which allows dancers to showcase their own styling and steps.

Several asked about the change in dancers that happened on stage – because this was an informal thing, we were getting organized while being introduced. Not sure why the one dancer didn’t return to the stage, but I promise that we all get along amazingly well!

If you’d like to learn more about or book the Green Grass Cloggers, go to our website:

If you are interested in lessons, I’d be happy to discuss possibilities. I’m wearing the red shirt. Here is my FB page:

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“Strictly Strings” band is Kathleen Burnett, Willow Dillon, Anissa Burnett, Caleb Coatney, and Cecil Gurganus (Watauga JAM instructor and mentor). All these folks are from Watauga County, North Carolina which is also the location of Appalachian State University.

See what happens when Appalachian traditional music and dance meets up with Indian traditional dance in the town of Los Angles, California- truly amazing and entertaining:


Appalachian State University Old-Time Fiddler’s Convention and Luthiers Gathering 7 February 2015

The convention is organized by the Appalachian Heritage Council.

The ASU Old-Time Fiddlers Convention is held on the campus of Appalachian State University and is 100% student operated.

Adult competitions seen here took place in the Summit Trail Solarium of Plemmons Student Union which located in the heart of the Appalachian State University campus.

Found Film: 1954 Mowing the Grass Dallas Texas Drive the Streets Marshall Tx 1st Presbyterian Church

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In this 8mm home movie from November of 1954, we see an average 1950’s family life.  It starts with Jerry mowing the lawn at their home in Dallas, Texas.  Next, Dottie is at Fair Park.  And, the movie ends with a drive down the city streets of Marshall Texas.  This includes many homes, which I believe are near downtown as well as the 1st Presbyterian Church -also in Marshall.

Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys featuring Uncle Josh Graves – Cosby, TN, July 4, 1971

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This show is courtesy of Doug Hutchens. Be sure to check out Doug’s blog about this show and several others from his tenure as a Blue Grass Boy here:

Set 1 – Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys with guest Uncle Josh Graves on dobro

1 Goin’ Up Caney
2 Dark Hollow
3 Sitting On Top Of The World
4 Blue Grass Breakdown
5 Footprints In The Snow
6 Little Georgia Rose
7 Big Sandy River
8 Jimmy Brown, The News Boy
9 I Hear A Sweet Voice Calling
10 Evening Prayer Blues
11 Goodbye Old Pal

Set 2 – The Story Of Blue Grass Music

1 Columbus Stockade Blues (With Clyde Moody)
2 In The Pines (Partial)
3 Tennessee Blues (with Carl Story)
4 True Life Blues
5 Roll In My Sweet Baby’s Arms (with Lester Flatt)
6 Little Cabin Home On The Hill
7 Will You Be Loving Another Man
8 Can’t You Hear Me Callin’ (with Roland White) (tape change)
9 When You Are Lonely (with Don Reno)
10 Mansions For Me
11 Dusty Miller
12 I Haven’t Seen Mary In Years (with James Monroe)
13 Tall Pines
14 I Wonder Where You Are Tonight (Jim & Jesse)
15 I’m On My Way To The Old Home (Goins Brothers)
16 Lonesome Road Blues (tape change)
17 Mule Skinner Blues

Bill Monroe: Mandolin, Vocals
Dan Jones: Guitar, Vocals
Jack Hicks: Banjo
Joe Stuart: Fiddle
Kenny Baker: Fiddle
Doug Hutchens: Bass

Uncle Josh Graves: Dobro
Clyde Moody: Guitar, Vocals
Carl Story: Guitar, Vocals
Lester Flatt: Guitar, Vocals
Roland White: Guitar, Vocals
Don Reno: Guitar, Vocals
James Monroe: Guitar, Vocals
Jim McReynolds: Guitar, Vocals
Jesse McReynolds: Mandolin, Vocals
Melvin Goins: Guitar, Vocals
Ray Goins: Banjo

147 Carpet Grass Pl Pl Fayetteville, North Carolina 28306 MLS# 465886

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Missionary bush pilot – Papua New Guinea

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We are missionaries with New Tribes Mission Aviation. MAF trained me for the first 6 month of my time flying in PNG due to the fact that NTM did not have any training pilots at the time. I have finished flying with MAF, and have started to fly for NTM. Follow us on facebook.