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Monroe Crossing Brings Bluegrass Music to Carter Fold Jan 21st

Monroe CrossingHiltons, VA -- Named in honor of Bill Monroe – the Father of Bluegrass Music – Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and heartfelt originals. Their airtight harmonies, razor sharp arrangements, and on-stage rapport make them audience favorites across the U.S. and Canada. Based in Minnesota, the group plays an average of 125 shows a year at major venues and festivals. This will be their first Carter Fold performance. The band takes to the stage Saturday, January 21st, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. at the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia. Admission to the concert is $7 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

Trey Hensley Closes 2011 Season at Carter Family Fold Dec 31

Trey HensleyTrey Hensley has been performing since age seven. After picking up a guitar at the age of ten, he quickly took the bluegrass world by storm – even performing on the Grand Ole Opry when he was eleven. Three years ago, the now 19-year old,seasoned artist followed his heart and interests into the world of country music. Saturday, December 31st, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by Trey Hensley & Drivin’ Force. Admission to the concert is $7 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free

The McLain Family Fold Opens New Year at Carter Family Fold

The McLain Family BandThe McLain Family Band has been performing their bluegrass music at Carter Family shows since Janette Carter first began presenting concerts in the old A.P. Carter Grocery in 1974. Raymond McLain, Sr., (now deceased) formed the family band in the late 1960s when his five children were very young. Mr. McLain was a Carter Family Memorial Music Center board member from the day the center was created. Although the McLain Family Band no longer tours, they try to perform at the Fold when their schedules permit. Saturday, January 7th, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by the McLain Family Band. Admission to the concert is $7 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

Bluegrass Christmas Program at Carter Family Fold December 17, 2011 at 7:30 PM

Carter Family ChristmasSaturday, December 17th, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a special Christmas program. In lieu of admission, please bring a donation of canned goods for the local food bank. Those not bringing a canned goods donation are asked to make a donation of $7 for adults with all proceeds going to the Food Bank. Anyone under 12 will be admitted free of charge. Those attending are asked to bring finger foods, two-liter drinks, and cups, plates, or napkins. Christmas music will be performed as refreshments are served. Afterwards, they'll have music by the Town Branch Bluegrass Band and others. Musicians donate their time for this special Christmas show. Word from the North Pole is that Santa Claus will be visiting and available for photos with the children.

Scott County Boys Play Traditional Bluegrass at Carter Fold Dec. 10

Scott County BoysThe Scott County Boys have been performing together since 1995. Kenneth Davis plays rhythm guitar and does the lead singing. Kenneth was formerly with Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys. Steve Edwards plays fiddle. He was formerly with Appalachian Trail and Papa Joe Smiddy’s Reedy Creek Band. David Edwards sings baritone and bass for the group, and he plays the upright bass. David has played with Papa Joe Smiddy, Driving Time, and the Kingsport Symphony. Mitchell Vandyke plays banjo; he’s also performed with the Clinch Mountain Boys.

Vernon McIntyre's Appalachian Grass is Blue at Carter Fold December 3rd

Appalachian Grass BandThe unique sound of Vernon McIntyre's Appalachian Grass draws on Vernon's years of playing with the greats of bluegrass. He began his professional career at the age of 15 playing with Earl Taylor and the Stoney Mountain Boys. He has since played with Walt Hensley, Jimmy Martin, Jim McCall, James Monroe, and Scott Stoneman. Vernon was a founding member of the Bluegrass Pardners of Wheeling Jamboree fame. His banjo work with the Easterners is well remembered. Through the years, Vernon has performed at the Grand Ole Opry, once as a guest of Bill Monroe. He has recorded many projects of his own and has been a guest artist at innumerable recording sessions. Saturday, December 3rd, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by Vernon McIntyre and Appalachian Grass. Adult admission to the concert is $10, $1 for children 6 to 11, and under age 6 free.

Lonesome Will Mullins and Surefire Bands to Pack Fold Nov 26th

Lonesome Will MullinsHiltons, VA -- Lonesome Will Mullins grew up near Clintwood, Virginia, in a house that was filled with family musicians and plenty of bluegrass, old time, and country music. He learned to play the banjo and guitar as a teenager, and before long he was playing in several bands while honing his trade by studying the work of bluegrass legends like Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin, and Dr. Ralph Stanley. To say he learned well would be an understatement.

East Tennessee State University Old Time Band at Carter Family Fold

ETSU Old Time BandHiltons, VA -- Bands with the ETSU Bluegrass and Country Music Program have performed at the Fold since the beginning of the program at ETSU in 1982. The ETSU program has grown so popular that students travel from all over the world to study there. There are now almost twenty different bands maintained by the program. ETSU’s bands have performed in Japan, Belgium, and Russia. Some of the finest students the Bluegrass and Country Music Program has to offer will be performing with the ETSU Old Time Band. Saturday, November 19th, 2011, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the ETSU Old Time Band. Admission to the concert is $7 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

Whitewater Bluegrass Flowing at Carter Family Fold November 12th

Whitewater Bluegrass CompanyFor over 25 years, the Whitewater Bluegrass Company of Asheville, North Carolina, has captivated audiences throughout the southeast with a blend of bluegrass music, country ballads, mountain swing, and down-home humor. With Whitewater, mountain culture is a celebration of music, song, and dance. Saturday, November 12th, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Whitewater Bluegrass Company. Adult admission to the concert is $7, $1 for children 6 to 11, and under age 6 free.

Next Sunday, October 30th, is the 4th Annual Janette Carter Memorial Gospel Concert

Paul Williams and the Victory TrioSunday, October 30th, 2011, at 2:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a special gospel concert by Paul Williams and the Victory Trio. A fourth annual event, this concert pays tribute to Janette Carter. Admission to the concert is $15 for adults ($20 for floor seating), children ages 6 to 11 $3, under age 6 free. All seating is reserved. Tickets are available at the Mountain Music Museum in the Bristol Mall in Bristol, Virginia; the Carter Fold; and Morrell's Music in Kingsport, Tennessee. Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the concert.

Tennessee Mafia Jug Band Returns to Carter Fold October 29th

Tennessee Mafia Jug BandFrom the pastoral hills, hollers, shopping malls, and interstate highways of Goodlettsville, Tennessee - home of Bill Monroe, Bashful Brother Oswald, Stringbean, Grandpa Jones, Keith Whitely - and some living country music performers, comes the most entertaining blast from the past since Lester Moran and the Cadillac Cowboys. "They're the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band – five guys and a scrubboard with roots like wisdom teeth." Saturday, October 29th, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band, an old time band. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free

Join the Mountain Park Old Time Band at the Carter Family Fold October 22nd

Mountain Park Old Time BandOver the past three years, the Mountain Park Old Time Band has been creating a stir in old time music circles. The group has five members, all of whom are versatile and talented musicians. Johnny Gentry plays guitar, dobro, and fiddle as well as doing vocals for the band. Nancy Gentry plays upright bass and sings. The only thing better than one fiddler, is two fiddlers. Roger Stamper also plays the fiddle. C. T. Janney plays the washboard – an "instrument" rarely played today. Dr. Mark Handy plays banjo and does vocals. When he's not playing old time, Dr. Handy practices medicine in Abingdon, Virginia. Saturday, October 22nd, 2011, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Mountain Park Old Time Band. Admission to the concert is $7 for adults, children 6 to 11 $1, under age 6 free.

Carter Family Fold Introduces Wry Straw October 15th

Wry StrawHiltons, VA -- John McCutcheon, Tom Bledsoe, and Rich Kirby are the musicians who make up Wry Straw. No longer performing as a trio, all are incredibly talented in their own right and continue to perform old time music today. John's solo career has flourished, and he's one of the most talented and well-respected musicians in folk and traditional music circles. Tom still performs, acts, and promotes music shows and festivals. Rich works at WMMT, produces, records, and performs. A Wry Straw reunion was presented at the Fold as part of the first Clinch Mountain Music Fest.

Darrell Webb Band Records Bluegrass at Carter Fold

Darrel Webb BandHiltons, VA -- Darrell Webb is one of bluegrass music's favorite entertainers, and he has been an icon in bluegrass music for over 20 years. Many of his fans recognize his powerful tenor, lead vocals, and mandolin playing. Webb first hit the bluegrass circuit with the Lonesome River Band. He later toured with J.D. Crowe and Rhonda Vincent. Darrell served as the lead vocalist and front man for Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper. He has appeared on two releases with Dolly Parton as a singer and musician. In addition, he is a successful songwriter having songs recorded by the Lonesome River Band, Lou Reid and Carolina, and Wildfire. Darrell's first solo album Webbsite, released in 1998, received critical acclaim. His second album entitled Behind the Scenes, released in 2005, includes four songs he wrote/co-wrote. Special guests include two-time IBMA fiddle player of the year Michael Cleveland, IBMA dobro player of the year Phil Leadbetter, and Dolly Parton.

Darrel Webb Band to Record Live at Carter Family Fold Oct. 14

Darrel Webb BandDarrell will be doing a live recording from the Fold. Because of this, the concert will be one to listen to only event and there will be no dancing permitted. The show will also be videotaped for a live DVD recording. Come be a part of the excitment of a live recording. This special show at the Carter Family Fold will take place Friday, October 14, 2011.

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