Roni Stoneman is a-comin'!

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Roni Stoneman is a-comin'!

Post  pinhedz on Sun May 08, 2011 8:06 am

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She'll be a-playin' in the park come Sunday. She looks pretty good fer bein' 1000 years old.



A sawr her at the Carter Family Fold, out there at the end of the Virginia panhandle, and her banjo was on fire. Very Happy

She wasn't 'sposed to be there, she jist kinda showed up. You never know who's a-gonna be there. Stella Parton was there too (Stella said "Y'all should try to make it to Dollywood, the old girl could use the money").

Between songs, Roni peered out into the crowd, and then she hollered "Mike Stanley, you git yer fiddle and git yer ass up here!"

Maybe there will be unnanounced guests in the park on Sunday. Very Happy


Stan54

She reminds me of the main character in Guy Clark's song "Sis Draper."

Kick your shoes off in the corner mama
Tuck the babies all up snug
Sis Draper's comin' over, we all gonna cut a rug
When you see that lantern swingin' yonder
Comin' up the Holler Road
Them dogs'll get to barkin'
Ought to tie em all up with a rope

You boys better get in tune
Sis Draper's gonna be here soon
Don't shoot no dice nor get too tight
If you're gonna pick with Sis tonight

She came down from the Boston mountains
There was lightnin' in the air
Honey on them fiddle strings
Magnolia in her hair
She's a diamond in the rough
If you can't see the shine that's tough
Play all night for the likes of us
Sis Draper's got the touch

She'll play all night if she feels like it
have some fruit punch if you spike it
Sis don't care who don't like it
See, ol' Sis has got a Hell of a bow arm on her

She stepped up and sawed one off
And uncle Cleve dropped his jaw
Said she's the best I ever saw
She must be from Arkansas

I think Grandpa used to date her
Grandma says she still hates her
All the fellas stand up straighter
In the presence of Sis Draper

Sis Draper is the devil's daughter
Plays the fiddle Daddy bought her
Plays it like her mama taught her
She's a travelin' Arkansawyer

Put her fiddle in a box
Said it's getting awful late
She's on her way to Little Rock
And Little Rock can't wait

So we all stood out in the yard
Hands all full of watermelon
Watcher her leave watched her go
Wishin' I was in that wagon

Sis Draper is the devil's daughter
Plays the fiddle Daddy bought her
Plays it like her mama taught her
She's a travelin' Arkansawyer


pinhedz

She didn't used to be blond (she's very top left in this pic). What causes that?



But even farther back--before the hats and the kids--there was the original Stonemans:




pinhedz

Banjo players aren't supposed to smile or move.




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[quote=pinhedz"]Banjo players aren't supposed to smile or move.{/quote]


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Post  pinhedz on Sun Jun 19, 2016 4:02 pm

This was #1 on the radio for weeks and weeks.


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