Clarence Ashley at Lena’s

The following email and archival article comes courtesy of Caffè Lena board member George Ward: “I just stumbled across this Gazette page (“The Schenectady Gazette” in those days) on Google. Interesting that the Greenbriar Boys were also in the neighborhood that weekend. Not beyond Ralph Rinzler to have hustled Tom a Lena gig, especially if they were touring somewhat together. The second volume of ‘Old Time Music at Clarence Ashleys’ was either just out or just coming out, and the world (thanks to Harry Smith,  Ralph and others) had discovered Doc Watson and his world by then. Those were Doc’s first recorded appearances. I believe....

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