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Michael and Jennifer McLain Ready to “Hit the Road and Go”

Hit the Road and GoYou are cordially invited to a CD Release Showcase for the Michael and Jennifer McLain Band, featuring Dan Kelly! Bluegrass by the Barn will be held at the Arrington Vineyard southeast of Franklin, TN, outside of Nashville. Please join them for a CD Release Party on October 16th! They will be at the Bluegrass Stage (6362 Cox Road, Arrington, TN) from 2 – 6pm. The whole band will be there including Dan Kelly and Kori Caswell. Our new CD, "Hit The Road And Go" is ready for release!

The McLain Family Band Brings Appalachian Bluegrass to Carter Fold

McLain Family BandHiltons, VA -- On Saturday, August 13th, 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. Direct from the hills of Kentucky, The McLain Family Band has become internationally known as one of the most spontaneous, creative and spirited groups performing contemporary Appalachian bluegrass music. During the years 1968 – 1990, they performed in all 50 states and 62 countries during 14 international concert tours, some as musical ambassadors of the U.S. Department of State. The McLain Family Band played at the Grand Ole Opry, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Lincoln Center and the Carter Fold. They were featured at thousands of festivals and concerts and performed as soloists in more than 230 appearances with orchestras.

The McLain Family Band Honored with 2016 Lifetime Achievement LEXI Award

McLain Family BandThe Lexington Music Awards seek to honor the present and past glory of Lexington's entire music industry. With 31 categories spanning the music industry including best female vocal artist, best male vocal artist, Song of the Year, best music venue, and best educator, this is truly a comprehensive awards program. The McLain Family Band was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Also included are J.D. Crowe, Ricky Skaggs, Vince DiMartino, and J.P. Pennington. The awards took place Sunday, January 31st.

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.

Woodsongs Tribute to The Carter Family Coming Nov 30

WoodSongs Old-Time Radio HourMonday Nov 30 is our tribute to the first family of country music The Carter Family featuring John Carter Cash (Johnny and June Carter Cash's son) Call 859-252-8888 or email office@woodsongs.com. Tickets are Public: $10 Students: $5 WS Partners: Free. The event takes place at the Lyric Theatre 300 Elm Tree Lane in historic Lexington, KY. The Carter Family are considered the most influential group in country music history. Comprised of Alvin P. Carter, his wife, Sara, and their sister-in-law, Maybelle, The Carter Family sang a pure, simple harmony that influenced not only the numerous other family groups of the '30s and the '40s, but folk, bluegrass, and rock musicians like Woody Guthrie, Bill Monroe, the Kingston Trio, Doc Watson, Bob Dylan, and Emmylou Harris, to mention just a few. Among the more than 300 songs they recorded are "Wabash Cannonball," "Will the Circle Be Unbroken," "Wildwood Flower," and "Keep on the Sunny Side."

McLain Family Band, Xtreme Dance Company at Carter Fold Saturday

McLain Family BandDirect from the hills of Kentucky, The McLain Family Band has become internationally known as one of the most spontaneous, creative and spirited groups performing contemporary Appalachian bluegrass music. During the years 1968 – 1990, they performed in all 50 states and 62 countries during 14 international concert tours, some as musical ambassadors of the U.S. Department of State. The McLain Family Band played at the Grand Ole Opry, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Lincoln Center and the Carter Fold. They were featured at thousands of festivals and concerts and performed as soloists in more than 230 appearances with orchestras. The first Saturday of the new year, January 3, 2015, 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. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

Footstompin’ Friday Features Raymond & Ruth McLain and Friends

Raymond McLainHiltons, VA -- The McLain Family Band began performing at Carter Music Center when Janette Carter first began presenting concerts in the old A.P. Carter Grocery in 1974. Raymond McLain, Sr. formed the family band in the late 1960s when his five children were very young. Mr. McLain was a Carter Family Memorial Music Center board member from the day the center was created. His son Raymond now serves on the Music Center’s board of directors in addition to serving as the Artistic Director at the Fold. Raymond is Director of the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music at Morehead State University. He also performs, produces, and records. Friday, August 8th, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by Raymond and Ruth McLain and Friends as part of our Footstompin’ Friday series. Backing them up will be some of Kentucky’s finest musicians. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

McLain Family Band Starts Carter Fold 2014 Season Jan 4

McLain Family BandHiltons, VA -- The McLain Family Band has been performing at Carter Family shows since Janette Carter first began presenting concerts in the old A.P. Carter Grocery in 1974. Raymond McLain, Sr., (now deceased) formed the family band in the late 1960s when his five children were very young. Mr. McLain was a Carter Family Memorial Music Center board member from the day the center was created.

McLain Family Band Makes Carter Fold Appearance January 5

McLain Family BandThe McLain Family Band has been performing at Carter Family shows since Janette Carter first began presenting concerts in the old A.P. Carter Grocery in 1974. Raymond McLain, Sr., (now deceased) formed the family band in the late 1960s when his five children were very young. Mr. McLain was a Carter Family Memorial Music Center board member from the day the center was created. Saturday, January 5th, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by the McLain Family Band. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

McLain Family Band Returns to Carter Family Fold March 10th

Raymond McLainThe McLain Family Band began performing at Carter Music Center when Janette Carter first began presenting concerts in the old A.P. Carter Grocery in 1974. Raymond McLain, Sr. formed the family band in the late 1960s when his five children were very young. Mr. McLain was a Carter Family Memorial Music Center board member from the day the center was created. His son Raymond now serves on the Music Center's board of directors in addition to serving as the Artistic Director at the Fold. Raymond is Director of the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music at Morehead State University. He also performs, produces, and records. Saturday, March 10th, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by Raymond McLain and Mike Stevens. Backing them up will be some of the finest musicians from the region. Admission to the concert is $7 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

The McLain Family Fold Opens New Year at Carter Family Fold

The McLain Family BandThe McLain Family Band has been performing their bluegrass music at Carter Family shows since Janette Carter first began presenting concerts in the old A.P. Carter Grocery in 1974. Raymond McLain, Sr., (now deceased) formed the family band in the late 1960s when his five children were very young. Mr. McLain was a Carter Family Memorial Music Center board member from the day the center was created. Although the McLain Family Band no longer tours, they try to perform at the Fold when their schedules permit. Saturday, January 7th, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by the McLain Family Band. Admission to the concert is $7 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

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