John Ashby and the Free State Ramblers – FRC108

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Description

John C. Ashby (1915-1979) began playing fiddle in 1926 at his home near Warrenton, Virginia. Influenced by his Uncle Joe, local postmaster John Sullivan and neighbors Walt Graham, Cy Kines and John Sinclair, John learned tunes such as “Hornpipe in A” and “Rattlesnake Bit the Baby.” Circa 1940 John formed the Free State Ramblers, a band consisting of family and musician friends. “Free State” refers to a 12 square mile area near Warrenton that declared itself “free” in 1806, refusing to pay rent or taxes to landowner Chief Justice John Marshall. Visit our website to read Sandy Hofferth’s Old Time Herald article about the Ashby Family. These recordings were made in New York City at a concert given in April, 1972. – Ray Alden

Additional Notes: The Ashby Family and Friends of Fauquier County Virginia and Ashby Family History

Track List

FRC108– John Ashby and the Free State Ramblers

  1. Lost Train Blues (and Richard Nevins Band Introduction) (1:52)
  2. Rattlesnake Bit the Baby (2:37)
  3. Katy Hill (3:11)
  4. Mary Wants a Lover (2:55)
  5. Blue Eyed Girl (2:21)
  6. Rickett’s Hornpipe (2:37)
  7. Going to the Free State (3:43)
  8. Cluck Old Hen (3:02)
  9. Free State Hornpipe (aka Hornpipe in A) (3:42)
  10. Lost Indian (2:17)
  11. Red Apple Rag (2:48)
  12. Ashby Breakdown (3:09)
  13. Pretty Little Widow (2:31)
  14. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (3:09)
  15. New Charleston #1 (2:37)
  16. Grey Eagle (3:15)
  17. Jaybird Died with the Whooping Cough (2:49)
  18. Sleepy Lou (2:30)
  19. Lady of the Lake (2:53)
  20. Dance all Night with a Bottle in my Hand (3:04)
  21. Leather Britches (3:06)
  22. Freight Train Moan (3:07)
  23. Eighth of January (2:59)
  24. Sugar in the Gourd (2:57)
  25. Going Back to the Free State (3:18)