World Tour T-Shirt

        Years ago we had a World Tour T-Shirt.  It read, ‘Neuse River World Tour 1988.’

        The band’s picture was on the front.  We listed our highlights for the year on the back.  The gigs were things like “Live at the Convalescent Center,’ or ‘Harvey County Tractor Pull.’

        We had some big gigs that year too, like opening for the Doug Dillard Band. (The banjo player for the old Andy Griffith Darling Family)

         Moose Dooley, our banjo man, went to the beach one year and swore some hot chick was wearing one, but I think he was telling a tall tale.

        If y’all see one of those shirts, let me know.  I haven’t spotted one in years, but I’m on the look-out.

Dr. B

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12 Comments on “World Tour T-Shirt”

  1. Ted Lehmann Says:

    It’s a prime item in my T-shirt collection. – Ted

  2. drtombibey Says:


    The last time I remember seeing one was about a decade ago when I waxed my wife’s car with one of ’em. I hadn’t thought of that shirt in years till last night. I might have to revive it.

    Dr. B

  3. Mrs. Chili Says:

    I shall keep my eyes peeled!

  4. drtombibey Says:

    Hey mrschili,

    Don’t be fooled by the black hair- it was a long time ago. The one playing the mandolin (folks will say it looks like a ukelele) is me.

    Dr. B

  5. krkbaker Says:

    I’m very glad you stumbled over to my blog, so I could stumble over to this one. I’m such a big bluegrass fan. I tell you I just got my first mandolin. Someone gave it to me to lift my spirits, so far it’s working. Looking forward to reading through some of the entries. Thanks again for the visit. kim

  6. drtombibey Says:


    Hey appreciate you dropping by. If you need to get inside the world of bluegrass doctors, this is the place.

    Good luck with the mandolin. That thing got me invited to all the best parties over the years- there just weren’t that many people who knew how to play one.

    And I’m an old geezer. A young lady who can play mandolin and sing could rule the world. Check out Sierra Hull’s work some time.

    Dr. B

  7. president of Neuse River fan club in Mississippi Says:

    Doc, sounds like you need the band to make another T shirt. Foot, we might be able to sell one at the next meeting.

    We played outside the other night in town, 30 something degrees, yep we froze.

    Great to see someone just starting out in the mando. I am not in the same league as using it to meet folks. I still shake my head sometimes about how it got you into many a conversations in Mississippi. Take care

  8. drtombibey Says:


    I may just get some T-shirts printed up for my friends in Mississippi to bring on my next trip down that way.

    I didn’t know it ever got cold down there!

    I feel sure the reason for the Mississippi conversation is there is some kinda kinship with the state. I am an honarary Mississippian, you know. Also, there has been some research for the book centered around the state. I’m pretty sure Dr. Indie has a bit of Choctaw blood.

    Dr. B

  9. Smitty Pres. of Neuse River Fan Club Mississippi Says:

    Great to hear about the Choctaw blood with Indie. I will try and send a thing or two your way about the Choctaw nation in our neck of the woods. From the reading on Indie, I could see that he might have a little Greenwood Leflore or Pusmathaha blood in him. Stay tuned.

  10. drtombibey Says:


    I remember the name Leflore from my reading. One of the points of my book is that somehow we are all connected up together. Sometimes it’s hard to figure it all out if the connections go way back.

    Dr. B

  11. Rossie Douglas Says:

    One of my better ideas, eh Doc? I still have mine.

  12. drtombibey Says:


    Lord have mercy man- good to hear from you. It was a great idea. Don’t put it on E-Bay. I hear they are going to appreciate in value significantly over the next three years.

    I hate you got rejected for Indie’s jury pool- we could have stood to had a ringer in there, but Gibson Taylor did a background check and figured out me and you went way back.

    Dr. B

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