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Red HenryHello, Folks---Today I just thought you'd like to see a couple of video clips from a 1989 performance by Red and Murphy & Co. We were performing on stage at the Spirit of the Suwanee festival, in north Florida, along with our friends Karen Spence, Tuck Tucker and George Custer:

First, you'll see us singing that old favorite, "East Virginia Blues":


(Band personnel: Murphy Henry, banjo; Red Henry, guitar; George Custer, fiddle; Karen Spence, bass; and Tuck Tucker, dobro.)

...and here we are performing Murphy's original song, "How They Loved to Sing":


---Many thanks to Butch Burns, producer of the Bottom Dollar Bluegrass TV shows in Tallahassee, for sending us these clips. Happy listening!

Look A-Yonder Comin\' CD coverCaseyHere's something nifty. An email about this CD just landed in my inbox. Titled Look A-Yonder Comin', It is from the Florida Folklife Collection and has live performances from the Florida Folk Festival. Leading off the disc is none other than Red and Murphy, with Tuck Tucker, playing and singing the Chubby Anthony classic "Georgia Bound." The year that it was taped was the first time Christopher (age 11, who you hear on mandolin) and I (Casey, on bass, age 14) played a real gig with our parents. I didn't know any tape existed of it, but here it is for all to hear. The CD has 18 cuts, including Bill Monroe playing "Big Mon." And best of all, it's free! You can download it, or they'll send you an actual CD. How cool is that?