Doodle and the Golden River Grass Live - Sugar Creek 

Blue Ridge, Georgia - Sugar Creek Bluegrass Festival - July 27, 1985. A special day for fans of North Georgia Bluegrass of the traditional nature. Doodle and the Golden River Grass did one of their ‘high-octane’ stage shows followed by a great session of impromptu numbers in the camping area. As would be expected they were joined by several good friends including noted bass singer ‘Elwood P. Suggins’ and a young guitar picker Larry Benefield.

The stage show included in addition to John “Doodle” Thrower, clawhammer banjoist extroidanaire James Watson, Gene Daniell on upright bass, C.J. Clackum rhythm guitar, Wesley Clackum mandolin, and fiddler Randy Franks - one of the first performances by Franks with the group.

This recording provides a snapshot of one of North Georgia’s most popular traditional performing groups and a direct link to Georgia’s rich link of musical history.
 1. Fire on the Mountain
 2. Just Because
 3. All the Good Times are Past and Gone
 4. John Hardy
 5. Ya’ll Come
 6. Doodle and the Raffle
 7. ‘Straw Doodles’
 8. I Saw the Light
 9. Train 45
10. Life’s Evening Sun (is sinking low)
11. He Will Set Your Fields on Fire
12. Somebody Touched Me
13. Heaven’s Light is Shining on Me
14. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
15. ‘Doodle and the Still’
16. Rabbit in a Log (Feast Here Tonight)
17. Down Where the River Bends

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