Tag: Carter Family

Grand Ol’ Time – Old Belle

| January 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
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On their Facebook page, recently formed San Francisco-based band Old Belle claims that even though they don’t hail from Kentucky’s coal country and weren’t formed during the folk boom of the 1960s, their music is still “unapologetically folk.” Judging from the eleven songs on their […]

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Johnson City Sessions celebrated this weekend

| October 15, 2013 | 0 Comments
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While the 1927 Bristol Sessions, in which the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, and other early country music acts recorded some of their first songs, is well-known as the “Big Bang of Country Music,” it certainly wasn’t the only early country music recording session to leave […]

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Gospel Choices #2 – Gary Reid

| August 11, 2013 | 3 Comments
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Here’s the second episode of a periodic feature, where we ask bluegrass personalities to choose their top five Gospel songs. This week we hear from Gary B Reid, an award winning writer with a particular focus on the music of the Stanley Brothers. Naturally, there […]

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Adam Steffey on the Carter Fold

| June 27, 2013 | 1 Comment
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Organic Records has released another video interview with Adam Steffey, prepared to help generate interest in his new album, New Primitive. The album is an interesting mix of musical styles, featuring Adam on mandolin and his wife, Tina, on clawhammer banjo along with a full […]

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Don’t Forget This Song – The Carter Family

| December 4, 2012 | 0 Comments
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Many of the early bluegrass songs came from the Carter Family repertoire and that material continues to be endearing. The family story and that of their music is fascinating and has already been the subject of three books; John Atkins’ The Carter Family (for Old […]

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Carter Family flash mob in Portland

| June 11, 2012 | 1 Comment
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The producers of the upcoming film, The Winding Stream – The Carters, the Cashes and the Course of Country Music, staged a flash mob earlier this month to generate interest for their documentary project. One by one, musicians of every size, shape, type and age assembled into […]

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Darrell Webb Band concert video on the horizon

| August 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Darrell Webb Band has scheduled a concert video shoot for October, with a 2012 release from Rural Rhythm planned. Filming will take place at the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, VA on October 14, 2011. The venue is located on the Carter Family homeplace, […]

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Fire devastates home of Carter Fold director

| December 7, 2009 | 0 Comments

The Carter Family Fold near Hiltons, VA serves as the official repository of the memorabilia and music of The Carter Family, surely among the most influential traditional string musicians in the history of American folk and country music. Started in 1974 by Janette and Joe […]

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Charter Inductions for the Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame

| May 18, 2008 | 0 Comments

Earlier this year Old Wilkes, Inc. and The Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame (BRMHoF) committee announced the initial induction of several prominent musicians from the Blue Ridge region. The charter inductees to be honored at the first annual Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame […]

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Music of Coal

| July 23, 2007 | 0 Comments

Music of Coal: Mining Songs from the Appalachian Coalfields is a new two-CD box set released by the Lonesome Pine Office on Youth here in Virginia. The set contains 48 songs covering topics from coal mining history to union organization. The set was produced by […]

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