Saturday, March 25th, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by Fiddlin’ Carson Peters & Iron Mountain. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, children 6 to 11 $2, under age 6 free. This concert will mark Carson’s third performance at the Fold with his new group, Iron Mountain.
Carson Peters started playing the fiddle at the ripe old age of three when his parents bought him a 1/8 size fiddle. By age four, he was playing in fiddle competitions and jamming at music festivals. Carson has continued to hone the fiddling and singing talent that God graciously blessed him with and has won many competitions along the way. At 12 years old, Carson is a seasoned performer playing numerous venues with his band throughout the region – Dollywood’s Bluegrass and BBQ, Asheville Bluegrass First Class, Song of the Mountains, WDVX’s World Class Bluegrass concert series, and at the Carter Family Fold. Carson has had the honor of playing on national TV as a guest on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He played with Jimmy Fortune on the floor of the Tennessee State Senate. Carson’s dream of playing on the Grand Ole Opry stage was realized in 2014 when he was invited by Ricky Skaggs to perform with him and his band Kentucky Thunder. The same year, Carson was asked to make a re-appearance at the Opry – this time with his own band. Later that year, Carson made his Ryman Auditorium debut playing again with Ricky Skaggs during the 2014 Bluegrass Nights series.
Carson’s new band, Iron Mountain, help him entertain audiences performing old time, bluegrass, and gospel music. The band consists of Carson’s father, Jamie Peters, Eric Marshall and Ben Marshall of Mount Airy, North Carolina, and Austin Tate of Marion, Virginia. Carson feels truly blessed to have these fine Christian young men in his band, and especially blessed to be playing with his dad.
Be prepared to be amazed by Carson Peters. His talent and stage presence rival the most seasoned of performers. Dancers won’t be disappointed because he’s as fine a fiddler as any that ever graced the stage of the Carter Fold. There will also be beautiful vocals, instrumentals, and gospel music – something for everyone. For more information on the Fiddlin’ Carson Peters Band, go to http://www.carsonandironmt.com/ – the band’s web site. You can also see them perform on YouTube.