Saturday, March 31st, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a special concert by Kilby Spencer & the Crooked Road Ramblers – an old time band. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $2 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.
The Crooked Road Ramblers are an old-time band from southwest Virginia, steeped in the traditional mountain music of the Blue Ridge. You’ll find them providing a mixture of instrumental dance music, old ballads and traditional country and bluegrass at notable venues across the region like the Carter Family Fold, Houstonfest, the Albert Hash Memorial Festival, and the Wayne Henderson Festival.
The band was started by fiddler Kilby Spencer. Having grown up in Whitetop, Virginia, Kilby has been playing old-time music most of his life – learning from his parents, Thornton and Emily, who were and have been in the Whitetop Mountain Band for over 40 years. He also counts Johnny Miller and Dean Sturgill among his influences, in addition to the recordings of Albert Hash, Otis Burris, and G. B. Grayson. He started his band in order to carry on the driving southwest Virginia “big” band sound that makes people want to dance.
Don’t miss Kilby Spencer and the Crooked Road Ramblers at the Carter Family Fold. It will be an evening of down-home entertainment. Bring along your friends and your dancing shoes! Kilby literally grew up playing on the stage of the Carter Fold, and he knows exactly what Fold audiences expect. He delivers just that in the style his family always has. The Spencers are one of the few bands remaining today that have performed at the Fold continually over the past 43 years. In fact, Kilby’s planning on bringing along some special guests for this performance. For more information on the Crooked Road Ramblers, go to crookedroadramblers.com/.
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 www.carterfamilyfold.org or call 276-594-0676. If we don’t answer you right away, we’ll get back to you in 24 hours.