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The Fold Brings Out The Dry Hill Draggers July 23rd

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Dry Hill DraggersThe Dry Hill Draggers started out in 1981. From Franklin County, Virginia, the group included Jimmy Boyd on banjo and his brother, Billy. Although several of the founding members are now gone, the group has continued in the mountain tradition of a multi-generational, traditional, old time string band. Saturday, July 23rd, 2011, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of old time music by the Dry Hill Draggers. Admission to the concert is $7 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

The Ferrum, Virginia, area is home to most of those performing in the group today. They performed at the 1982 World's Fair, and they're favorites at the Floyd Country Store and the Blue Ridge Music Center.

They have several CDs, and their knock-down driving beat is anything but "dragging." Fold audiences who remember Larry Sigmon and Barbara Poole will love this group.

If old time is what you like, the Dry Hill Draggers will deliver. There will be lots of fiddle tunes and rare old time tunes that aren't often heard commercially today. Bring along your dancing shoes, and get ready for some old time, mountain family fun!

Carter Family Memorial Music Center, Incorporated, is a nonprofit, rural arts organization established to preserve traditional, acoustic, mountain music. For further information on the center, go to www.CarterFamilyFold.org. Shows from the Carter Family Fold can be accessed on the internet at www.CarterFoldShow.com.

Carter Music Center is part of the Crooked Road: Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. You can visit the Crooked Road Music Trail site at TheCrookedRoad.org. Partial funding for programs at the center is provided by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information on Saturday's concert, contact the Mountain Music Museum at 276-645-0035. For recorded information on shows coming up at the Fold, call 276-386-6054.

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