The Red Clay Ramblers

  • Careret Community College Joslyn Hall 3500 Arendell Street Morehead City, NC, 28557 United States

North Carolina's Award-winning String Band,
The Red Clay Ramblers,
Return to Carteret County for an  

Exclusive One Night Event

January 21st, 2017
Morehead City
Joslyn Hall at Carteret Community College

Doors 7:00 pm
Show 7:30 pm


General Admission $28
CSWM&HC or NCCF Members $23
Students $12

Purchase tickets by calling Core Sound Museum (252) 728-1500


Limited Seating. Purchase your tickets today! 


“Their music making is perfection!” — The New York Times

“Endlessly inventive! – San Francisco Examiner


“The Red Clay Ramblers are irresistible.” – New York Newsday


Formed in 1972, the string band’s music draws from multiple genres, including “old-time mountain music, as well as, bluegrass, country rock, New Orleans jazz, gospel, and the American musical” to form its eclectic sound and unique taste.

Returning to Carteret County, The Red Clay Ramblers’ have performed on various stages throughout the world including local appearances at Croatan High School, the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center, and the Coastal Folklife Project in Beaufort.

Frontmen Clay Buckner, on the fiddle, Chris Frank, on the guitar, Jack Herrick, on the trumpet and bass, Rob Ladd, on the drums, and Bland Simpson on the piano, will bring a high energy, wide-ranging repertoire to Jocelyn Hall. 

The Red Clay Ramblers' performance comes on the eve of a significant milestone for both hosts, the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center and the North Carolina Coastal Federation. 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the CSWM&HC and the 35th anniversary of the NC Coastal Federation.

The Red Clay Ramblers performance is a preview to the big things planned in observance and celebration of each organization's anniversary. 

Ramblers’ pianist Bland Simpson says, “These are two truly fine, highly significant groups, not only for Carteret County but for the whole state of North Carolina. Both of them exemplify the very best values in preserving, protecting, and celebrating our social and natural heritage here on the coast. We are thrilled to be making a joyful noise for them in Morehead City this fall!”