Dec 28, 2009

Red Wing # 60

If you know the mandolin player in the last clip, please comment below.

Jul 28, 2009

Red Wing # 38


Jack Logan

Red Wing, and all our fans owe a great debt of grattitude to Jack Logan. Not only for being a mean Bass player and making all that plum wine, but also for volunteering his outstanding PA equipment. Amps., speakers, microphones, and also a "hot" mike like those used by all the professional bluegrass boys. It's a great addition to the show. Thank you very much Jack, we're forever in your debt.

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Players were: Marvin Payne, Andy Adams, Oren Siders, Sandy Siders, Rusty Dickerson, Develle Sellers, Steve Parker, Dan Kelhoffer, Jack Logan, Keith Rowell.

Jul 21, 2009

Red Wing # 37


Steve Parker

Steve Parker has joined us again on the banjo. He's said he's been out of bluegrass for a while and is now glad to be back. We're glad he's back too. He is featured in the video below.

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Players were: Marvin Payne, Oren Siders, Sandy Siders, Develle Sellers, Paul Heath, Steve Parker, Jack Logan, Keith Rowell.

Jul 14, 2009

Red Wing # 36


Paul Heath

Paul Heath has become one of our most prolific performers since we moved to the courthouse square. His strong vocals and distinctive style are a real treat. He says that 20 years on a Nuclear Sub gave him plenty of time to practice. I particularly like his John Prine renditions. He starts us off singing "Evening Train".


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Players were: Paul Heath, DC Sellers, Paul Jacobs, Oren Siders, Sandy Siders, Don Winebarger, Charlette Mullis, Alan Wilkinson, Keith Rowell.

Jun 30, 2009

Red Wing # 34


Gilchrist

Players were: Marvin Payne, Andy Adams, Paul Jacobs, Oren Siders, Sandy Siders, Develle Sellers, Paul Heath, Charlette Mullis, Alan Wilkinson, Morris Rowell, Dan Kelhoffer.

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Song List: Billy in the Low Ground, Blue Ridge Cabin Home, Cabin in Caroline, Dusty Rose, Elzic's Farewell, Falling Leaves, Fox on the Run, He Wrote my Name, Hold my Hand, I Can't Help but Wonder Where I'm Bound, I Still Carry You Around, Keep on the Sunny Side, Knocking on my Door, Lay Down my Old Guitar, Let Me Rest, Let's All go down to the River, Life is like a Mountain Railroad, Low and Lonely, My Last Gold Dollar, Nellie Kane, Nine Pound Hammer, Old Home Place, On That Golden Way up There, Please Come Home, Red Clay Halo, The Last Thing on my Mind, This World is not my Home, Uncloudy Day.

Jun 23, 2009

Red Wing # 33



Deville Sellers

Players were: David Amonette, Paul Jacobs, Oren Siders, Sandy Siders, Develle Sellers, Paul Heath, Deville Sellers, Charlette Mullis, Alan Wilkinson, Ed Ferguson, Charlie Helms.

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Song List: Blue Ridge Cabin Home, Bury me Beneath the Willow, City of New Orleans, Down the Road, Gold Rush, Hold my Hand, I Can't Feel at Home in this World Anymore, I Still Carry You Around, Let Me Rest, Lonesome Highway, Low and Lonely, Making Believe, Nellie Bly, Nellie Kane, Nine Pound Hammer, Old Home Place, Old Joe Clark, Paradise, Souveniers, Tenessee Blues, This Land is Our Land, Walking in my Sleep, Whiskey b'fore breakfast.

Jun 16, 2009

Red Wing # 32


Sandy Siders

Players were: Paul Jacobs, Oren Siders, Sandy Siders, Marvin Payne, Develle Sellers, Paul Heath, Dan Kelhoffer, Gretchen Perkins, Charlette Mullis, Elizabeth Mullis, Alan Wilkinson.

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Song List: Blue Ridge Cabin Home, Bobby McGee, Bury me Beneath the Willow, Columbus Stockade Blues, Falling Leaves, Fox on the Town oh, Gold Rush, Heaven, Hold my Hand, I Can't Feel at Home in this World Anymore, I Still Carry You Around, I'll Fly Away, Jesus Loves Me, Little Sadie, Nellie Kane, Old Home Place, Old Joe Clark, Paradise, Whiskey b'fore breakfast, Wabash Cannonball.

Jun 9, 2009

Red Wing # 31


Players were: Paul Jacobs, Jack Logan, Oren Siders, Sandy Siders, Marvin Payne, Grady Minter, Deville Sellers, Paul Heath.

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Song List: Big Spike Hammer , Blue Ridge Cabin Home, Bury me Beneath the Willow, Columbus Stockade Blues, Don't Call my Name, Foggy Mountain Break Down, Gold Rush, Heaven, Hold my Hand, I Can't Feel at Home in this World Anymore, I Still Carry You Around, I'll Fly Away, John Hardy, Joshua Fit the Battle, Little Maggie, Low and Lonely, Nellie Kane, Nine Pound Hammer, Old Folks at Home, Old Joe Clark, Red Clay Halo, Red Haired Boy, Rocky Top, Rosewood Casket, Shuckin the Corn, Slew Foot, Whiskey b'fore breakfast, Walking and Talking, Will the Circle be Unbroken.

Jun 2, 2009

Red Wing # 30

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Players were: Paul Jacobs, Dan Kelhoffer, Keith Rowell, Jack Logan, Oren Siders, Sandy Siders, Charlie Helms.

Song List: Balad of Jed Clampet, Bismark, Bury me Beneath the Willow, Down the Road, Drill Tarriers Drill, Ella Speed, Frankie and Johnny, Gold Rush, Heaven, Hold my Hand, Fox on the Run, I Balled, I Still Carry You Around, I'll Fly Away, Let me Rest, Little Sadie, Lord Ichikin, Marley's Swing, Mary Ann, Move it on Over, Mr's Brown, Old Home Place, Old Joe Clark, Randal Collins, Sally Goodin, So Round so Firm so Fully Packed, The Other Side of Town, Move it on over, Wabash Cannonball, Whiskey b'fore breakfast, Winter's Come and Gone.

May 26, 2009

Red Wing # 29



Players were: Paul Jacobs, Dan Kelhoffer, Keith Rowell, Jack Logan, Alan Wilkinson, Charlie Helms.

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Dan Kelhoffer is rehearsing Paul Jacobs, Jack Logan, and I to play at the Putnam Dairy Festival next weekend on June 6th. We'll be playing on stage at 2:30 as the Red Wing Annex. Alan Wilkinson and Charlie Helms got a very nice groove going on some Gordon Lightfoot before the evening was over. I even played a litted mandolin and fiddle which I so rarely get to do. I'm sorry I don't have more photos this week. I just get to playing and forget.

Song List: Cripple Creek , Down the Road, If you could read my mind Fox on the Run, Jackie Tar, Get up John, Joshua Fit the Battle, Marley's Swing, mountain dew, Move it on over, Tin Roof in the Rain, Wabash Cannonball, Whiskey b'fore breakfast .

May 19, 2009

Red Wing # 28



Players were: Sandy Siders, Oren Siders, Paul Jacobs, Dan Kelhoffer, David Amonette, Paul Heath, Keith Rowell.

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It was another fine day at RedWing. It was great to see David Amonette again after so long. He's a busy guy. Check out his guitar playing in the video. Paul Heath was back and graced us with an original "Where is that boy of mine?" about his son at war overseas. Dan Kelhoffer is practicing a few of us up to play at the Dairy Festival June 6th so check that out. We'll be called the Dennis Station Boys or something like that. Oren and Sandy were there Looking fit and singing and playing "like fire". Jack Logan, where have you been? We aint seen you lately.

Song List: Walking and Talking, Blue Ridge Cabin Home, Can't Help but Wonder, Dark as a Dungeon, Don't that Road Look Rough and Rocky, Down the Road, Fox on the Run, Grandpa was a Carpenter, I'm a Pilgrim, I like the Old Time, I Still Carry You Around, In the Oklahoma Hills, Jordan Have a Hard Road to Travel, Joshua Fit the Battle, Lay Me Down a Pallet On Your Floor, Leaving Dixie, I Am Weary, McKinley's Gone, Nellie Kane, Old Home Place, Pistol Packin Mama, Please Dont Bury Me, Relax Your Mind, Sitting On Top of the World, Wabash Cannonball, Where is That Boy of Mine, Wildwood Flower, Will the Circle be Unbroken.

May 12, 2009

Red Wing # 27



Players were: Oren Siders, Sandy Siders, Paul Heath, Dan Kelhoffer, Marvin Payne, Keith Rowell.

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The second show at the new location was lots of fun. Dan Kelhoffer is warming us up for his show at the Dairy Festival on June 6th. Marvin Payne played some very nice guitar and bass and backup singing in spite of his allergies. We had another new singer this week, Paul Heath. Paul Doesn't hold back! He did some powerful singing and playing. Just have a listen to the video above. Oren and Sandy and filled out the show with their usual perfection. Like I said, lots of fun.

Song List: 1949, A lesson for the Learning, Blue Ridge Mountain Home, Columbus Stockade Blues, Deep River Blues, Driving Nails in my Coffin, Georgia Bound, Good Woman's Love, Home is Where the Heart is, I Can't Feel at Home in This World Anymore, I think I'll Stay Around, I Still Carry You Around, If it Hadn't been for love, Nellie Kane, Nine Pound Hammer, Old Home Place, Old Joe Clark, Sitting on Top of the World.

May 7, 2009

New Location May 12th 2009




113 South Jefferson Ave.
Eatonton, GA 31024
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Red Wing is trying out a new location. Sarting Tuesday May 12th we will meet at the above location on the courthouse square. In This building we hope to be better able to control acoustics, and offer food and drinks. We love the plaza, (especially the stage!) but food isn't allowed in the auditorium. This is our attempt to get all the important parts in one place.

Honors and awards are due to:



  • Shelagh Fagan for assembling the people and resources
  • Better Home Town for paying the utilities
  • Stewart Arron for use of the space
  • Edge Farley for loaning chairs and tables
  • Hallman Wood products and
  • Oren Siders for hay bales to serve as accoustic panels
  • Chuck Haley and
  • The Peoples Bank for the Stage

Honors and awards also to all the people who have helped us reach this point for the last year:

  • Lydia Huggins Ivanditti, director of The Plaza Arts Center
  • Ben Meade of Pronto Pasta n' Slice for their kind sponsorship
  • The board of directors of The Plaza Arts Center
  • The Forward Eatonton Committee
  • All the musicians who have joined us for the past 27 weeks.
Many more names belong on this list. Thank you all.

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May 5, 2009

Red Wing # 26



Players were: Oren Siders, Sandy Siders, Paul Jacobs, Keith Rowell.

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More new songs this week!

We took some time to go look at a new location for the Red Wing event. 113 Jefferson Ave. is on the east side of the courthouse square. Red Wing will be trying out this space for a while so if you don't find us at the Plaza, we're just two blocks away on the courthouse square.

Song List: Gold Rush, Golden Slippers, Hold my Hand, Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho, Land of the Dying, Low and Lonely, Nellie Kane, Old Home Place, Red Clay Halo, Whiskey b'Fore Breakfast, Wildwood Flower, Winter's Come and Gone.

Apr 28, 2009

Red Wing # 25



Players were: Oren Siders, Sandy Siders, Paul Jacobs, Keith Rowell.

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We got off to a slow start this week. We miss Raymond and now have to re-train ourselves to try to take up the slack. We tested out a few new songs and even liked some of them.

Shelagh Fagan has been working hard putting all the pieces togeather for a Bluegrass, Beer, and Bar-B-Que venue downtown. We will move the Red Wing Show there soon. It's gonna be great to be able to eat and drink and hear some good tunes all at the same time. I'll keep you posted.

Song List: Blue Ridge Mountain Home, Gold Rush, Heaven, I Still Carry You Arround, I Want to Sing that Rock and Roll, I'm Headed Home, Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho, Keep on the Sunny Side, Land of the Dying, Little Cabin Home on the Hill, Little Sadie, Lonesome River Blues, Molly and Tenbrooks, Old Home Place, the Pig Song, Tennessee Waltz, Bury me Beneath the Willow, Winter's come and gone.

Apr 18, 2009

In Memory of Raymond James


Raymond James died Saturday April 18th, 2009. He'd been ploughing with his tractor to plant a garden and was about to visit his hunting property when Dawn urged him to stay put because he looked like he was dizzy. Before she could get off the phone to call the medics, he was laying on the ground. They revived him again in the ambulance on the way to the hospital but he wouldn't stay.

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We loved him. He is a fixture throughout these pages. He provided guidance and inspiration to scores of music lovers. I sincerely wish I had his ability as a performer to satisfy audiences and make everyone in the room feel welcome and lighthearted.

Georgia has lost a jewel in this native son. He kept up a southern tradition of playing and singing rural folk styles that is an American Tradition and a Cultural Treasure. His love and knowledge of 1930's and 40's country music was first hand and vast. But it was his unique personal style that made him the precious gem that he was. He's left a tremendous wake in his passing.

Apr 7, 2009

Red Wing # 24



Players were: Paul Jacobs, Bob Simon, Mike Koester, Jack Logan, Sandy Siders, Oren Siders, Raymond James, Keith Rowell.

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Song List: Are You Missing me?, Blue Ridge Mountain Home, Cabin on the Hill , Down the Road , Gold Rush, Heaven, Hold my Hand, I Still Carry You Around, Jimmy Brown, Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho, Leaving the Land of the Dying, Let me Rest, Little Georgia Rose, Love of the Mountains, Maiden's Prayer, Old Home Place, Old Joe Clark, The Other Side of Town, Say That You'll be Mine, Sunny Side of Life, The World Outside, Where the River Bends, Whiskey b'Fore Breakfast.

The recording is just awful this week. Can I get some advice on this issue?

Mar 31, 2009

Red Wing # 23


Tim Latimer, Sandy Siders, Charlie Helms

Players were: Tim Latimer, Charlie Helms, Oren Siders, Sandy Siders, Jack Logan, Paul Jacobs, Raymond James, Keith Rowell.

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We had a real treat this week in Tim Latimer. His Dobro playing is excellent. Thanks for dropping in Tim and we hope we see alot more of you. Also, Charlie Helms joined us. Charlie played in the recent Kiwanis Benefit that Paul Jacobs, Mike Cameron and I were in. He's featured here singing "Luceile".

Song List: Blue Ridge Mountain Home, Bury me Beneath the Willow, Cabin on the Hill , Down the Road , Head Over Heels, Hot Corn Cold Corn, In the Pines, Leftover Biscuits, Little Georgia Rose, Look for Me, Minor Swing, Old Home Place, Somebody's Walking on my Grave, Stay a Little Longer, What's the Matter with the Mill, Whiskey B'fore Breakfast, Wildwood Flower, Will the Circle be Unbroken, Luciele. This list is incomplete this week due to a recorder glitch.

Mar 28, 2009

Kiwanis Benefit 09


Mike Cameron, Keith Rowell, Paul Jacobs

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Thanks a million to Paul Jacobs and Mike Cameron for playing at the Kiwanis Benefit. Mike kicked us off with a rousing "Shady Grove". I slowed it down with a bluesy version of Bill Monroe's "Good Woman's Love". Paul and Mike ventured into Jazz territory with Stephan Grapelli's "Minor Swing" while I did my best to keep up. Then we capped it all off with "Whiskey 'Fore Breakfast" double time. Or as Paul would put it "lively". It was sure a lot of fun.

Congratulations to Dappa Smith and Tom Rossiter for putting on a fine show. Some people told me it was the best yet.

Mar 24, 2009

Red Wing # 22


Players were: Grady Minter, Oren Siders, Alan Wilkinson, Paul Jacobs, Raymond James, Sandy Siders, Keith Rowell, Mike Cameron..

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Song List: Five Pound 'Possum, Bury me Beneath the Willow, Bury me Beneath the Willow, Cabin on the Hill , Down the Road , Down Where the River Bends, Grandfather's Clock, Heaven Honky Tonk Angels, Let me Rest, I Still Carry You Around, If That's the Way You Feel, Hld my Hand, Joshua Fit the Battle, Leaving, Little Georgia Rose, Old Home Place, Look for Me, Old Joe Clark, Rocky Top, Rosewood Casket, Salty Dog, Somebody's Walking on my Grave, Wagon Tracks, Whiskey B'fore Breakfast, Wildwood Flower, Y'all Come.

Mar 17, 2009

Red Wing # 21

We have no actual jam photos for this week. So here's a shot of the old bank in downtown Eatonton just a couple of blocks from the Plaza Arts Center.
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Players were: Jack Logan, David Amonette, Oren Siders, Sandy Siders, Dan Kelhoffer, Mike Cameron, Mike Koester, Keith Rowell.

Song List: Amazing Grace, Angel Band, Bury me Beneath the Willow, Colorado Breakdown, Columbus Stockade Blues, Elzic's Farewell, Fireball Mail, Great Speckled Bird, Handsome Molly, I'll Fly Away, Jacky Tar, Jimmy Brown, Move it on Over, Old Home Place, Old Joe Clark, The Other Side of Town, Wabash Cannonball, When the Roses Bloom in Dixieland, Whiskey B'fore Breakfast.

Just as a side note: you can tell from this recording how the gallery's acoustics are inferior to the stage of the main auditorium. This recording was made in the gallery, a room with carpet and upholstered furniture, but still with hard surfaces on the walls and ceiling. Compared to show numbers 18,19, and 20 which were recorded on stage, this one "#21" sound like it was made in a tin can. It's apparently the theater curtains in the auditorium that absorb the echoes, not to mention the great acoustics of the hall it's self.

Mar 10, 2009

Red Wing # 20


Jack Logan, Oren Siders, Raymond James

Players were: Jack Logan, Oren Siders, Sandy Siders, Paul Jacobs, Mike Cameron, Raymond James, Mike Koester, Marvin Payne, Keith Rowell.

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Song List: Let me rest, Wagon Tracks, Bluebird Singing, I still carry you around, I am weary, John Hardy, Wabash Cannonball, Amazing Grace, Hold my Hand, Whiskey 'fore Breakfast, I'll be there, Your Love is like a Flower, Angels carry me home, Kentucky Waltz, Banks of the Ohio, Old Joe Clark, Down Where the River Bends, Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho, Keep on the Sunny side, The Other Side of Town, Are You Missing Me, Old Home Place, Will the Circle be Unbroken, Y'all Come, .

Mar 3, 2009

Red Wing # 19


Players were: Jack Logan, Oren Siders, Sandy Siders, Paul Jacobs, Mike Cameron, Raymond James, Allen Wilkinson, David Amonette, Keith Rowell.

Thanks a million to Todd Swymer for doing the live sound. We'll experiment with the auditorium sound system every chance we get.

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The recorder failed again this week. This clip includes a previous recording of Raymond James doing a train song with Mike Cameron accompanying on mandolin.

Feb 24, 2009

Red Wing # 18


Players were: Oren Siders, Paul Jacobs, Mike Cameron, Raymond James, Allen Wilkinson, Keith Rowell.
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Mike Cameron played a number of nice tunes.

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Paul Jacobs and Raymond James.

Feb 17, 2009

Red Wing # 17


Players were: Oren Siders, Paul Jacobs, Mike Koester, Keith Rowell, Dan Kelhoffer.
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Song List: Billy in the low ground, Flat Lonesome, Hillbilly UFO, I still carry you around, I'll fly away, I've got friends in low places, Jimmy Brown, Lesson too late for the learning, Old Joe Clark, Rise when the rooster crows, Sleep with one eye open, Wabash Cannonball, Wildwood flower, Whiskey 'fore Breakfast, I'll be there, Bobby McGee, Angels carry me home, Mountain Dew, Joshua fit the battle of Jericho, Old Home Town.

Feb 10, 2009

Red Wing # 16


Players were Sandy Siders, Oren Siders, Paul Jacobs, Mike Koester, Keith Rowell, Dan Kelhoffer. We missed you this week Raymond.

Dan Kelhoffer treated us to a few intresting tunes. Talking Atomic Blues and Leader of the Band just for starters.
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Feb 3, 2009

Red Wing #15


Players were Raymond James, Sandy Siders, Oren Siders, Paul Jacobs, Mike Koester, Keith Rowell, Allen Wilkinson, Jerry Brown, Wesley Tulley.

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Jerry and Wesley mentioned that they sometimes play at other venues, the Old Clinton Opra between Gray and Macon, and The Wagon House Opry in Haddock, between Gray and Milledgeville. I believe there's the Juliette Opry also but I've not been.

The Kiwanis need a 10 minute act in March. contact me if you're intrested.

Dan Kelhoffer plays "City of New Orleans"
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Paul and Raymond play "Little Georgia Rose".
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Jan 27, 2009

Red Wing #14


We have a new Fiddle player this week, Allen Wilkinson. My appologies but we have no audio this week.
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Players were Raymond James, Sandy Siders, Oren Siders, Paul Jacobs, Mike Koester, Keith Rowell and Allen Wilkinson.

Jan 13, 2009

Red Wing #13


Mike Koester, Marvin Payne, and Raymond James

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It was great to see eveyone for the first session of 2009. We had Marvin Payne again, knocking out some fine Bass and Guitar. And it was very nice to meet for the first time Mike Koester the Dobro Player. Check out the attached media for a sample of Mike's Dobro playing. What a treat! Raymond suprized us with a couple of completely new ones as always. Where does he get all these intresting old songs?

Players this week were Raymond James, Jack Logan, Keith Rowell, Marvin Payne and Mike Koester.