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Troublesome Hollow with Tim White at Carter Fold March 19

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Troublesome HollowHiltons, VA -- Saturday, March 19th, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by Troublesome Hollow with Tim White. Troublesome Hollow was originally formed in Hickory Tree, Tennessee, in the mid 1970s. The band recorded five projects between 1979 and 1989. Through most of these years, the band centered on the brother duo of Donnie and Gary Ollis and banjo picker Tim White. The early years of the band also included the dynamic singing of the late Ron Greene and the bass playing of Rick Moore.

Troublesome Hollow was a band back in the 1970s and 80s who explored the “edges” of bluegrass music. Playing many standard tunes traditionally, the band would also experiment with the “newgrass” sound back when it was not mainstream. The group performed together until 1998 when the band members went their separate ways. Even so, the band members always continued to be friends. They didn’t pick music together from 1998 until early 2015 when Donnie Ollis asked his brother, Gary, and Tim White to get together for some “fun picking.” It did not take too many get togethers to rekindle the old flame for Troublesome Hollow. Although almost 20 years had passed, the music came back to the band members along with fond memories. Troublesome Hollow still provides great music and lots of humor in their shows. A mix of bluegrass, newgrass, and even a touch of Americana – in their own style – provides great entertainment. The group features Tim White on banjo and vocals, Donnie Ollis on guitar and vocals, and Gary Ollis on bass, mandolin, fiddle, and vocals. For more information on the group, go to

Tim is also Executive Coordinator of Song of the Mountains, a nationally syndicated public television show featuring bluegrass, old time, and Americana music. Song of the Mountains was launched in 2005 and is based at the beautiful Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Virginia. The show is broadcast on over 190 PBS outlets across America reaching over 140 million people per year. For additional information, go to

Tim is a well-known musician, recording artist, radio air personality, concert event promoter, and music preservationist. He is native of Roanoke, Virginia, and a current resident of Blountville, Tennessee. Tim produces and hosts “The Tim White Bluegrass Show” which airs across America on dozens of radio stations and can be heard on the internet. A veteran of radio broadcasting, he started his career in radio in 1989 at Bristol, Virginia’s AM 1490 WOPI radio station and later broadcast for over 11 years on AM 640 WGOC - a powerful 10,000 watt station based in East Tennessee. He is now featured on AM 870 / 100.7 FM. The show streams on

Tim is co-founder of the Appalachian Cultural Music Association (ACMA) - a non-profit organization promoting the music and lifestyle of the southern Appalachian region. The ACMA operates the Mountain Music Museum and the Pickin’ Porch stage at 620 State Street in Bristol, Tennessee, which features performers of our region. Visit

In 1986, he painted the now famous 30 x 100 foot mural on State Street in Bristol, VA-TN paying tribute to the Bristol Sessions of 1927. The mural pictures the main players of these historic sessions including Jimmie Rodgers, the Carter Family, Ernest and Hattie Stoneman, and talent scout Ralph Peer.

There’s lots of great fun to be had at the Carter Family Fold with Tim White and Troublesome Hollow. Bring along your dancing shoes and your friends! You’ll be glad you did. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

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 Shows from the Carter Family Fold can be accessed on the internet at

Carter Music Center is part of the Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail. You can visit the Crooked Road Music Trail site at Partial funding for programs at the center is provided by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. For recorded information on shows coming up at the Fold, call 276-386-6054. The Fold is on Facebook – page Carter Fold – and Twitter – @carterfoldinfo. To speak to a Fold staff member, call 276-594-0676.

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