Dixie Dewdrops-Shake That Big Foot


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The Dixie Dewdrops were a stringband that Richard Blaustein formed around 1980 with friends-- Tom Slagle, Ivan Powell, and Vestal Jackson, local east Tennessee musicians many decades older than him. The band primarily played for social events and dances and for the various concerts Richard organized. Members of the band and their associates were the centerpieces of Richard’s 1989 ethnographic study “Down Around Bowmantown”. He was proud of his association with “real” traditional musicians, and by all accounts, he was welcomed with open arms by the locals. The band was named after Grand Ole Opry star Uncle Dave Macon who used the moniker “The Dixie Dewdrop”. 

Shake That Big Foot by the Dixie Dewdrops was recorded in ca. 1980 and features Richard Blaustein (fiddle), Vestal Jackson (bass), Ivan Powell (banjo), and Tom Slagle (guitar).

The complete recording is available to stream at the following link: Dixie Dewdrops: Shake That Big Foot

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Dixie Dewdrops-Shake That Big Foot