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Clarence Ashley

Live And In Person (Greenwich Village)

Release Notes
  • Liner notes by John Cohen of The New Lost City Ramblers
  • 6-page illustrated booklet includes additional notes by Peter K. Siegel and Eli Smith
  • Never-before-seen photographs of Ashley in Greenwich Village

A legendary singer and banjo player who helped introduce old time country music to audiences throughout the nation, Clarence Ashley (1895-1967) recorded for Columbia Records in 1929, was featured on Harry Smith’s “Anthology of American Folk Music” in 1952, and toured the US in the 1960s.

Jalopy’s vinyl-only release was produced in 2016 by Peter K. Siegel, from tapes he personally recorded in 1963 at the Greenwich Village folk club Gerdes Folk City.

Live and In Person is Clarence Ashley’s first and only live album. He is accompanied on the album by guitarist Tex Isley, a member of Charlie Monroe’s Kentucky Partners.