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The Ruby Red
4420 Cary Drive
For those of you that have fond memories of our first nightclub back on Ellis Street in 1966; or remember the move to Underground Atlanta in 1969 (we were the first club to open in Underground!); or maybe you met us in one of the other two reincarnations
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History of the Ruby Red's Band
L-R: "Peanuts" Fitch,
"Peanuts" Fitch, Hal Johnson, Bill Rutan, and Bob Vanecek.
They were joined by "Peanuts" Fitch, Pat Ryan, Bill Rutan and a young bartender/trumpet player, Paul Thomas, from the World's Fair in New York.
Side Banjo & Vocals - "Peanuts Fitch"
Side Banjo & Vocals - "Peanuts" Fitch
L-R; "Peanuts" Fitch,
L-R: "Peanuts" Fitch, Hal Johnson,
L-R: "Peanuts" Fitch, Ed Cuneo, Hal Johnson, Van Paula Wilke,
The main band featured Ed Cuneo on lead banjo, Van Paula Wilke on side banjo, "Peanuts" Fitch played banjo and handled the vocal duties, "Big Dave" Hanson on trombone, Lee King held forth on trumpet and Hal held down the tuba chair.
"Big Dave" Hanson came on board as did "Peanuts" Fitch and a long-time Atlanta bass player, L.A. Tuten, learned the tuba and signed on as well.
L-R: L.A. Tuten, "Peanuts" Fitch,
They were soon joined by "Peanuts" Fitch who became a waiter and would surprise his
customers by belting out several songs, crowd pleasers each and every one.
and "Peanuts" Fitch as the Beaver