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Empty Bottle String Band at Carter Fold Saturday

Empty Bottle String BandHiltons, VA -- Saturday, February 6th, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of old time music by the Empty Bottle String Band. The Bottles are made up of Stephanie Jeter on autoharp, bass and vocals; Kristal Harman on guitar and vocals; Tyler Hughes on banjo, banjo uke, and vocals; and Ryan Nickerson on fiddle and mandolin. The band has become a favorite at festivals and venues throughout the southeast region and one of East Tennessee’s most popular old time groups.

Volume Five to Debut Upcoming New Single at Station Inn

Volume FiveNashville, TN -- Bluegrass fans may want to arrive early for Volume Five’s concert at the world famous Station Inn in Nashville, Tenn. on Friday, February 5 at 9:00 pm as their last two appearances at the venue sold out quickly. The following day, the band heads to Simply the Best Sports Bar & Grill in Grayson, Ky. for another highly anticipated performance. At both events, Volume Five will debut their upcoming single, “I Am A Drifter” along with other songs from their Mountain Fever Records album releasing this spring.

Tyler Williams Band to Carter Family Fold Saturday

Tyler WilliamsSaturday, January 30th, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by the Tyler Williams Band. Tyler Williams grew up in Ohio and moved to Johnson City, Tennessee, to study bluegrass music. Tyler is blind and has cerebral palsy, but he has never let that hold him back. His interest in music began when he was just a year old. His first instrument was a keyboard his grandfather gave him, and he was playing it by age four. At age five, Tyler started taking classical piano lessons by ear.

Fast Train Making Steam for Carter Fold Sat, Jan 23rd

Fast TrainFast Train was organized over twelve years ago. Teddy Helton plays bass. He plays with the Appalachian Celtic Band Fire in the Kitchen as well. Howard Burchett plays guitar. Howard is from Washington County, Virginia. He played for many years with local musical favorite Bill McCall and has jammed with Conway Twitty. Randy Singleton is featured on vocals and plays the banjo and dobro. A musician for 40 years, Randy has played in several area bands including Crosscut and the Cumberland Mountain Boys. Glenn Harlow plays the mandolin and does vocals. Playing and singing since early childhood, he learned to sing gospel music from his mother and father. He is a studio musician and a veteran of many Mountain Empire bluegrass and acoustic groups. Kevin Jackson does the fiddling for the group. From Bristol, Kevin is well known to Carter Fold audiences. One of the area’s finest fiddlers, Kevin knows how to keep the audience on the dance floor. He’ll also be helping out on vocals.

The Americans & The Secret Sisters Start 2016 at Bluegrass Underground

The Secret SistersIt's the first Bluegrass Underground of 2016, but it's a show people will be talking about long after those New Year's resolutions have been forgotten. Both acts are headed to your TV this year, as part of one of the most highly-anticipated musical events on PBS - American Epic: http://www.pbs.org/americanepic/.

Becky Buller Headlines 2016 WoodSongs Dalton Concert Series

Becky BullerThe WoodSongs Dalton Coffee House Concert series will be percolating again in 2016. The return of the concert series will feature national and regional Americana music, providing the North Georgia area with family friendly music while benefiting Providence Ministries. The series will consist of three concerts scheduled for the last Saturday of January, February, and March 2016. The first concert will feature the award winning singer/songwriter, fiddler, clawhammer banjo picking Becky Buller with the Becky Buller Band and the highly acclaimed guitar virtuoso Hiroya Tsukamoto on Saturday January 30, 2016.

Monroe Crossing Returns to the Pickin' Parlor January 16

Monroe CrossingMinnesota's Premier Bluegrass & Gospel Quintet returns to the Pickin Parlor! 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 superb musicianship and on-stage rapport have entertained audiences across the United States, Canada and Europe.

McLain Family Band Bring Bluegrass to Carter Fold Saturday

McLain Family BandHiltons, VA -- On Saturday, January 9th, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by a long time popular group at the Fold, the McLain Family Band.

Glen Harlow Band Starts New Year at Carter Family Fold Jan 2

Glen Harlow BandSaturday, January 2, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass and old time music by the Glen Harlow Band. This will be a fine start to the 2016 music season at the historic Carter Fold.

Carter Fold Presents Grayson Highlands Band with Adam Steffey

Adam SteffeySaturday, December 26th, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of old time music by the Grayson Highlands Band with special guest Adam Steffey. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

Carter Family Fold Special Christmas Event Saturday, Dec 19th

Carolina ExpressSaturday, December 19th, 2015, 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 (suggested amount $10 per person). Those not bringing a canned goods donation are asked to make a donation of $10 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, we’ll have music by Carolina Express. Musicians donate their time for this special Christmas show.

John McEuen Celebrates 70th Birthday at Music City Roots

John McEuenJohn McEuen has asked a group of friends from varying genres of music to join him in celebrating his 70th birthday in Nashville. Born December 19, 1945 in Oakland, California, the String Wizard is bringing what he is calling his “Music City Jam and Christmas Show” to Music City Roots at The Factory in Franklin on December 16. Joining him with be original Nitty Gritty Dirt Band bass player (’66-’75) Les Thompson, who performed on the “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” album and many of their early hits. Along with Les will be another former Dirt Band alumni, John Cable, who went on the NGDB’s historic trip to the Soviet Union in May of 1977. The NGDB was the first American group to tour Russia. Joining them will be long time musical pal Matt Cartsonis (mandola and guitar) who is also known as an ‘acrobatic’ singer.

The Giving Tree Band returns to Owensboro this Friday

The Giving Tree BandHailing from outside Chicago, The Giving Tree Band cultivates a sound that hearkens back to classic American folk. Their music embodies the band's unwavering passion for perfecting their craft with the finest songwriting and musical versatility on display. The most common descriptive among those who share the GTB concert experience is "undeniable" in regard to their chemistry on stage and the energy shared with their audiences. They're bringing that energy to International Bluegrass Music Museum (IBMM) December 4.

Town Branch Bluegrass Band at Carter Family Fold Dec 5

Town Branch Bluegrass BandHiltons, VA -- As long as bluegrass music has echoed through the hills and valleys of the Appalachian region, musicians of all ages have gathered together to play and preserve their favorite style of music. This southwestern Virginia group showcases the traditional songs of yesterday, along with the driving sound of a modern style. The group began doing back porch picking and performing at local events seven years ago. Town Branch Bluegrass is now one of the region’s hottest new bands. Saturday, December 5th, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Town Branch Bluegrass band.

Carter Fold to Present Appalachian music by Emi Sunshine Nov 28

Emi SunshineHiltons, VA -- Saturday, November 28, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of Appalachian music by Emi Sunshine. It’s impossible to explain the exceptional talents of Emi Sunshine, a 10-year old east Tennessee prodigy who has captured the nation’s attention as a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Steeped in Appalachian music, she is a true vocal stylist, one who instinctively knows how to interpret the nuances of a song with her impressive range, even though she has yet to gain the life experience and empathy seemingly necessary to fully comprehend the words she sings. Despite a given name that reflects optimism, she is drawn to dark themes in music – like that of the Louvin Brothers. The Tennessean is just the latest to describe her as an old soul – noting Onstage, this soul’s presence is commanding and her singing voice authentic and folksy. While her youth might remind many of Taylor Swift, a more apt comparison would be to artists such as Dolly Parton, Alison Krauss, or members of the Carter Family.

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