New Lost City Ramblers – DVD Release

by | 5 Aug, 2009

NLCRArhoolie Records announces the release of some rare footage of the New Lost City Ramblers.

Always Been a Rambler traces the journey of the New Lost City Ramblers, stars of the 1960s folk revival who pioneered the concept of urban musicians working side-by-side with authentic traditional musicians. They influenced generations of musicians, from folk-rock elder statesmen Bob Dylan and Jerry Garcia to the contemporary African American string band the Carolina Chocolate Drops.

This DVD features some recently filmed and rare archival footage, photos and music,  and includes musical performances and interviews by the New Lost City Ramblers, Maybelle and Sara Carter, David Grisman, Pete Seeger, Ricky Skaggs, Doc Watson, and many other masters of old time music.

Produced by the Arhoolie Foundation it includes 58 min plus bonus footage. There is also 24 minutes of bonus footage that features 8 more songs of a rarely-seen 1969 color film of the NLCR, plus never-before-seen 1959 footage of the NLCR with Tom Paley.