Randy grew up not far from my hometown, maybe 25 miles or so. My dad was a barber & said Randy used to come to town & get a haircut in his barbershop. Not from my dad, but from another barber. He also said "that Travis boy" was always in trouble & having to come to town to go to court etc. I know that later on, Randy used to come to my grandfather's town (Wadesboro, NC) which was even closer to his town, to play music with my grandfather, uncle Roy & others at a small store called Schuman's. Too bad I never met him. He's from Marshville, NC.
Years ago, my grandpa also used to play with Bill Monroe, in the radio days. He played the fiddle mostly, but could also play the guitar. He sometimes gave lessons on both. I have 2 of his fiddles. Uncle Roy played a mean mandolin & guitar.