Rev. Willie "Preacher" Richardson, characteristically posturing up front at Tennessee Grassroots Days. In 1989, this version of the group was the first ensemble ever honored as recipients of the National Heritage Fellowship. Leader Rev. Samuel McCrary (holding banner pole at rear), died in 1991, and Richardson in 1993. Other members are (left to right) Robert Hamlett, Wilson ”Lit” Waters, James Hill, and Isaac “Dickie” Freeman.