Description: The Carter Family Memorial Music Center, a non-profit organization, serves fans and supporters of old-time country and folk music through the presentation of weekly performances at the Carter Family Fold, in Hiltons, Virginia. It also honors the memory of the first family of country music, the legendary Carter Family (A.P. Carter, Sara Carter, and Maybelle Carter), whose first recordings (in 1927) are credited with giving birth to the commercial country music industry. The Carter Family Memorial Music Center was founded by Janette Carter, daughter of A.P. and Sara, who with Sara's cousin Maybelle, comprised the original Carter Family. The Carter Family Memorial Music Center is directed by Rita Forrester, daughter of Janette Carter. This is the official Website of The Carter Family as well as that of The Carter Fold and The Carter Family Memorial Music Center. Please visit us often as we add information and photographs that help tell the story of this remarkable family.
What Other Say: Google User (16/12/2018 03:27)
Happy Birthday A.P. Carter. Born on this date in 1891. We miss you more than words.
Google User (13/12/2018 02:36)
Please join us.
Google User (07/12/2018 23:07)
Tomorrow's show with ETSU Old Time Band has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Please help us get the word out and share this post with your friends.
Google User (05/12/2018 09:49)
HILTONS Saturday, December 8th, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present the ETSU Old Time Pride Band in concert. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $2 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free. The Old Time Pride Band from East Tennessee State University’s Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies Program is a performing student group that is based in Johnson City, Tennessee. The band is one of more than 30 student ...groups that are part of the bachelors degree in traditional American music at the University. The band primarily interprets and performs recorded music from the 1920s and 1930s and works to develop techniques of playing and singing that fit with that time period.
The band is led by musician and ETSU associate professor Roy Andrade, who was formerly with the popular old time string band the Reeltime Travelers. The group traveled for six years, playing over 600 shows alongside notable musicians like Alison Krauss and Ralph Stanley. The Travelers cut a CD as well as a track for the movie Cold Mountain. From exploring the history of mountain music to traveling the country in a string band, old time banjo musician Roy Andrade has a passion for the music of his native Appalachia. At ETSU, he teaches guitar classes and gives individual instruction on bass and guitar. Raised in North Carolina, Roy has carried around an instrument as long as he can remember. By age four, he was playing the accordion. Later he picked up the fiddle, guitar, mandolin, and other instruments. Teaching, for Roy, just sort of came naturally. Other band members of the ETSU Old Time Pride Band are graduate and undergraduate students who are studying the music of the Appalachian Mountains.
ETSU has earned such a reputation for their bluegrass and old time program, that now students travel from all over the world to study at ETSU. Kenny Chesney is one of the most well-known graduates of the program. You can bet the Old Time Pride Band will do music everyone will like – rousing dance tunes, old ballads, gospel tunes - and that there will be lots of beautiful harmony and vocals, too. The band typically spends an entire school year on a focused group of recordings from a particular region or of a specific theme or collection. The ETSU Old Time Pride Band is honored to bring their style of old time music to the Carter Family Fold. Bands with ETSU have been performing at the Fold since the beginning of the program in 1982.
If you like old time music, don't miss Roy Andrade and the ETSU Old Time Pride Band. Their instrumental work is outstanding, and their vocal arrangements and harmony defy description. Don't forget your dancing shoes. The group puts tremendous energy and drive into every performance. For more information, go to www.etsu.edu/.
Google User (03/12/2018 09:10)
Appalachian Trail Bluegrass (12-1-18)
Google User (01/12/2018 22:54)
Thank you Vickie Austin and Appalachian Trail.
Google User (27/11/2018 01:55)
HILTONS Saturday, December 1st, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia will present a concert of traditional bluegrass music by Appalachian Trail. Appalachian Trail was very gracious to step in when Adam Steffey and his new group the Highland Travelers stopped performing based on unforeseen circumstances. Adam has always been a special part of the Carter Fold Family. We love him and his family. Everyone at the Fold wishes him and his group the very be...st. Adult admission to the concert is $10, $2 for children 6 to 11, and under age 6 is free.
Appalachian Trail is a union of seasoned and innovative singers, songwriters, and musicians from northeast Tennessee. The band has been invited to play at festivals across the U.S., riverboat weddings in Nashville, and regularly at the Carter Family Fold. Appalachian Trail has played corporate parties, and the band has played the Song of the Mountains public television series three times. The group’s music is diversified; they chose innovative and original material to record. Ireland, Scotland, England, Russia, Sweden, Canada, Holland, and Switzerland are some of the countries that have hosted the talents of the individuals in this band, as well as coast-to-coast here at home. Taking their name from the famous Appalachian hiking trail, the group was formed in 1984. Although the group’s members have changed through the years, the band is still burning new trails in the bluegrass arena over 30 years later. This band helped cultivate the careers of the likes of Adam Steffey, John Bowman, Becky Buller, and countless others. Currently based out of northeast Tennessee, the band performs as regularly as possible given that they have full time jobs in other professions. Band members Tommy and Vickie Austin and Ashley Davis recently joined Kristi Stanley’s band Running Blind. Kristi is the wife of Ralph II, son of the late Dr. Ralph Stanley, and they are the proud parents of Taylor and Ralph Stanley III.
Members of Appalachian Trail are: Vickie Austin – vocals and bass; Tommy Austin – vocals and mandolin; Allen Hughes – vocals and guitar; Glen Rose – banjo; and Ashley Davis – vocals and fiddle. If you like traditional bluegrass music, don’t miss Appalachian Trail at the Carter Family Fold! For additional information on the group, check out their web site – http://www.appalachiantrailbluegrass.com/ . Vickie has been playing on the Carter Fold stage since she was a little girl, and Appalachian Trail has performed many times over the years. In fact, Vickie and Joe Carter were very special buddies, and she feels like she’s part of our family. We’re so proud of the songwriting award she recently won , and the Fold is always proud to welcome them back.
Google User (26/11/2018 09:20)
Folks at the Carter Fold just love Whitetop Mountain Band (11-24-18)
Google User (24/11/2018 03:23)
Need a place to stay while visiting the Carter Fold? The Courtyard Marriott in Bristol, Virginia offers Carter Fold visitors a discounted rate of $99 +tax. Call 276.591.4400 for reservations and mention the Carter Fold. Blackout dates apply.
Google User (24/11/2018 00:06)
We're so proud!
Google User (23/11/2018 05:32)
Happy Thanksgiving from all the Carter Fold Family. We hope you had a wonderful day!
Google User (21/11/2018 00:04)
Appalachian Trail Bluegrass Band. Doors open at 6pm. Show starts at 7:30pm. Admission- ages under 6 is free, 6-11 $2.00 and over 11 is $10.00. Tickets are only available at doors.
Google User (20/11/2018 08:34)
Saturday, November 24th, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of old time music by the Whitetop Mountain Band. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $2 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.
Whitetop Mountain Band is a family-based band from the highest mountains of Virginia. Whitetop is an area rich in old time music tradition, and this band has deep roots in mountain music. The band’s members have worked ...
Google User (20/11/2018 08:31)
Lots of fine music and dancing with the boys from Kentucky, The Whiskey Bent Valley Boys. (11-17-18)
Google User (12/11/2018 12:11)
Saturday, November 17th, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Whiskey Bent Valley Boys – an old time band. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, children 6 to 11 $2, under age 6 free. Tickets are available at the door, and the doors open at 6:00 p.m. The Carter Family Museum and the Carter Birthplace Cabin are open from 6:00 p.m. till show time and again when we take intermission between sets.
This concert w...
Google User (12/11/2018 12:06)
Packed house last night with Folk Soul Revival.
Google User (06/11/2018 09:46)
HILTONS Saturday, November 10th, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by Folk Soul Revival. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $2 for children 6 to11, under age 6 free.
Formed in southwestern Virginia in 2008, Folk Soul Revival has spent a decade growing a wide audience both at home (where they have become a regular presence at local institutions like the Fold, FloydFest, and other venues). They’re road wa...
Google User (05/11/2018 11:13)
Jake Krack and the Bing Brothers with guest host Ronnie Williams. (11-3-18)