Clarence Ashley and family

John Byrne Cooke


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Clarence Ashley and family

1963 Newport Folk Festival

Jean Ritchie joins Fred Price, Clarence "Tom" Ashley (hat), Clint Howard and Doc Watson in an a capella hymn. Ashley's group, and the two LPs of their music that Folkways issued in the early 60s, "Old Time Music at Clarence Ashley's," volumes 1 and 2, were important in attracting many young urban folk fans and performers to old-time music.

Clarence Ashley Clarence Ashley at Newport workshop