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40th Annual Carter Family Fold Festival Aug 1-2, 2014

Wry StrawAttending your first Carter Family Festival is something you never forget. Now in its’ 40th year, the Carter Family Memorial Music Festival has attracted audiences from around the globe, all of whom come to the Carter Fold for its’ good music, down-home atmosphere, and food – and then leave with an abundance of precious memories. Held August 1st & 2nd, 2014, the Saturday headliner will be Wry Straw!

Carter Family Fold Presents Wry Straw Reunion July 13

Wry StrawHiltons, VA -- No longer performing as a trio, all are incredibly talented in their own right and continue to perform old time music today. John McCutcheon may be a folk music phenom now, but in his Virginia youth he played with a low-key Appalachian old-time string band Wry Straw. The trio, which consists of the Gammy-nominated John McCutcheon, Tom Bledsoe, and Rich Kirby, will play a reunion concert at the Fold which will have the feel of homecoming for the musicians as well as their audience. Though the trio hasn’t played together in over 30 years, all three have impacted the world of mountain music independently. Saturday, July 13th, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a special reunion concert by Wry Straw - an old time band that often performed at the Fold when it was still in its’ infancy. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $1 for children 6 to11, 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.

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