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J.P. Mathes & Kentucky School of Bluegrass Ensemble at Carter Fold

Kentucky School of bluegrass and J.P. MathesSaturday, April 25th, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by J.P. Mathes and the Kentucky School of Bluegrass Ensemble. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free. JP Mathes has been performing at the Carter Fold since he was 16 years old - first as a member of the ETSU Bluegrass Band and later as the Ensembles Director of Hazard Community College’s Kentucky School of Bluegrass & Traditional Music (KSBTM). The student performers include Caleb Edwards (mandolin) from Indiana; Bobby Earl Whitaker III (guitar) from Jackson, Kentucky; and James Colwell (bass) from Hazard Kentucky. Special guest performers will include Dean Osborne, two-time Grammy award winner, Curtis “Dr. Dobro” Burch, and on fiddle Leona Tokutake Mathes from Tokyo, Japan.

J.P. Mathes & Kentucky School of Bluegrss at Carter Fold May 4

Kentucky School of bluegrass and J.P. MathesJP Mathes has been performing at the Carter Fold since he was 16 years old - first as a member of the ETSU Bluegrass Band and later as the Ensembles Director of Hazard Community College’s Kentucky School of Bluegrass & Traditional Music (KSBTM). The student performers include Caleb Edwards (mandolin) from Indiana; Bobby Earl Whitaker III (guitar) from Jackson, Kentucky; and James Colwell (bass) from Hazard Kentucky. Special guest performers will include Dean Osborne, two-time Grammy award winner, Curtis “Dr. Dobro” Burch, and on fiddle Leona Tokutake Mathes from Tokyo, Japan. Saturday, May 4th, 2013, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by J.P. Mathes and the Kentucky School of Bluegrass Ensemble. Admission to the concert is $8 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

A Concert of Bluegrass Music by J.P. Mathes and Kentucky School of Bluegrass

J.P. MathesHiltons, VA -- Saturday, April 7th, 2012, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by J.P. Mathes and the Kentucky School of Bluegrass Ensemble. Admission to the concert is $7 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free. J.P. Mathes was born in Elizabethton, Tennessee, and began playing banjo and guitar while he was in middle school. While attending high school, he was allowed to join the ETSU Bluegrass Program. He later received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from ETSU. As a student, he was featured on many CD and DVD recordings. J.P. has been all over the world playing bluegrass. He's performed at the Smithsonian Folk Festival, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium - and toured Japan seven times. left align=

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