Saturday, May 13th, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Town Branch Bluegrass band. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $2 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.
As long as bluegrass music has echoed through the hills and valleys of the Appalachian region, musicians of all ages have gathered together to play and preserve their favorite style of music. From Lee County, Virginia, this southwestern Virginia group showcases the traditional songs of yesterday, along with the driving sound of a modern style. The band began doing back porch picking and performing at local events nine years ago. Town Branch Bluegrass is now one of the region’s hottest bands.
The group features Brandon Elkins on banjo, Bill Newman on mandolin, Peggy Ely on bass, Shirley Smith on vocals, and Jack and Wayne Bonham on guitar and vocals. Occasionally, the band showcases an up-and-coming member on vocals – Miss Bailey Elkins. Hopefully, she’ll help out on a few of her favorite tunes. For further information on the band, go to townbranchbluegrass.com/.
For a night of some of the best bluegrass music the region has to offer, don’t miss Town Branch Bluegrass band at the Carter Family Fold. Be sure to bring your friends along, and don’t forget your dancing shoes! Town Branch Bluegrass Band has become a Carter Fold favorite, and their concert will be a night of family, down-home fun. Come on out and join us! Our Carter Family Museum and the A.P. Carter Birthplace Cabin both open at 6:00 p.m. and again at our intermission. You’ll want to be sure to visit both of these historic landmarks.
For further information on the center, go to www.carterfamilyfold.org. Partial funding for programs is provided by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. For recorded information, call our information line: 276-386-6054.