Saturday, December 17th, 2016, 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, covered dishes, two-liter drinks, and cups, plates, or napkins. Christmas music will be performed as refreshments are served. Afterwards, we’ll have music by Eugene Wolf & friends and possibly a surprise guest or two. Musicians donate their time for this special Christmas show.
Eugene Wolf and Friends will be performing traditional Carter Family Music, Christmas music, and bluegrass. Eugene is well-known to Carter Fold audiences. Since his portrayal of A.P. Carter in Barter Theatre’s play on the Carter Family was first performed in 2002, Eugene has truly become a member of the Carter Family. Long-time Carter Family friend Bill Clifton said that A.P.’s character could not have been better portrayed had A.P. himself come back to life to play the role. In addition to bringing the play to Fold audiences, Eugene has performed at Carter Family Festivals and most recently at the annual Janette Carter Gospel tribute show. When he’s not acting at Barter, Eugene plays with the Brother Boys. He collaborated with Russian musician Mitya Kuznetsov to produce a CD of Carter Family music – Where We’ll Never Grow Old. No one plays Carter Family music with more love and reverence than Eugene Wolf. We’re honored to welcome him back to the Fold.
The Carter Fold is excited to have Eugene performing here at the Fold once again, and we’re very grateful to him and “his friends” for donating their time and talent to this special Christmas show. Students from the ETSU Bluegrass Program will be performing and showcasing their great talents.
Come out and join us at the Carter Family Fold for a special Appalachian Mountain Christmas celebration. It’s a great opportunity to hear some of the best music our region has to offer and to support a good cause at the same time. More people than ever need assistance from our nation’s food banks. Many of them simply don’t have enough resources to help everyone in need. Help us make this a record year for the amount of canned goods donated. The A.P. Carter birthplace cabin will be specially decorated in the mountain Christmas tradition – including hand-strung garland. Spending time with us during our Christmas celebration will take you back to a time when the true meaning of the season wasn’t lost in the commercial frenzy of modern-day Christmas.
Carter Family Memorial Music Center, Incorporated, is a nonprofit, rural arts organization established to preserve traditional, acoustic, mountain music. For further information on the center, go to http://www.carterfamilyfold.org. Shows from the Carter Family Fold can be accessed on the internet at http://www.carterfoldshow.com. Carter Music Center is part of the Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail. You can visit the Crooked Road Music Trail site at http://thecrookedroad.org. Partial funding for programs at the center is provided by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. For recorded information on shows coming up at the Fold, call 276-386-6054. The Fold is on Facebook – page Carter Fold – and Twitter – Twitter @carterfoldinfo. To speak to a Fold staff member, call 276-594-0676.