Here's a look at our band. We played bluegrass full-time for 11 years, mostly around the Southeast in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama, but also playing festivals up the Atlantic seaboard as far as Canada.
This photo of Murphy and myself with her singing-and-songwriting sister Nancy dates from 1979 (There's a lot of nostalgia here. Those were 'tight' times. By the end of the recession in 1981-2, most of these instruments were gone!):
-and this one is of our big six-piece band in 1985 (Tuck Tucker, Bill Baker, Bob Higginbotham, Nancy Pate, Murphy, and myself):
These are the seven LP albums we made in the olden days, and the year each one was released. (The albums all featured a lot of original material, and as you can tell from this list, most of them were named for one of Murphy's songs!):
"Riding Around on Saturday Night", 1977
"Fast Picks and Hot Licks", 1978
"Pall Mall Reds", 1979
"My Everyday Silver is Plastic", 1980
"I Ain't Domesticated Yet", 1981
"Just Remember Where You Could Be", 1983
"Real Time Reel", 1985
-and in addition, we produced two family band cassette tapes by Red and Murphy with their Excellent Children, Casey and Chris:
"Granny Don't Dance", about 1994
"My Dixie Home", about 1995.
As I mentioned, we'd like to post this music on our site so that it will be easily available. That's the plan, and we hope to be moving on it this year. So this is just a "heads-up" for all you Red and Murphy fans out there, that some Mighty Fine bluegrass music is going to be heard for the first time in a long while!