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Cliff Waldron & the New Shades of Grass

@Williams Restaurant, Alexandria, VA 3/9/1974 & 4/20/1974
Cliff Waldron (vocal & guitar), Dave Auldridge (guitar & vocal)
Billy Wheeler (banjo), Steve Wilson (vocal & dobro)
Akira "John" Otsuka (vocal & mandolin), Arthur Penn (bass)

@Williams Restaurant, Alexandria, VA 4/20/1974
Cliff Waldron (vocal, guitar & dobro on Shackes and Chains),
Dave Auldridge (guitar & vocal), Billy Wheeler (banjo),
Steve Wilson (vocal, dobro & guitar on Shackles and Chains)
Akira "John" Otsuka (vocal & mandolin), Arthur Penn (bass)

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Grass Menagerie

Emmylou & Menagerie @Red Fox Inn, Bethesda, MD 1/18/1975
@Glen Echo Park 5/31/1975
Clayton Hambrick (vocal and acoustic & electric guitars),
Jim Hall (vocal, dobro & pedal steel),
Bob Williams (vocal, acoustic & electric guitars & bass),
Doug McCash (mandolin @Red Fox),
Akira Otsuka (vocal & mandolin @Glen Echo)
Gary Schaum (banjo & bass) & Chris Ditson (MC & drums)


@Red Fox Inn, Bethesda, MD 5/7/1977
Clayton Hambrick (vocal & guitar), Chris Stifel (vocal & banjo),
Bob Williams (vocal & bass), Akira Otsuka (vocal & mandolin)

*** Many more to come ***

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