Dollar Brothers coming to Carter Fold

Saturday, September 16th, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by the Dollar Brothers. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, children 6 to 11 $2, under age 6 free.

The Dollar Brothers provide a high energy, family-oriented bluegrass show. A traditional bluegrass band, they are from Watauga and Ashe Counties in North Carolina. Darrell Dollar, lead singer and older brother to Barry and Wade, plays mandolin and has written several songs for the group. Barry Dollar plays fiddle and banjo and sings lead and baritone. Wade Dollar, youngest of the three brothers, sings tenor and lead and also plays guitar, claw hammer banjo. and dobro. Tim Norris, the group’s banjo player, is a cousin to the Dollars. Tim also sings, and he plays guitar and piano. J. M. Trivette, plays the upright bass and helps out on vocals.

            The Dollar Brothers have shared the stage with such luminaries as Bill Monroe, Jim and Jesse, the Seldom Scene, Doyle Lawson, and the Osborne Brothers. The group loves doing the old standard bluegrass tunes as well as some of their own compositions and some gospel music. Having been in bluegrass music for over twenty five years, this group really loves sharing their music with others. They’ve been performing at the Carter Fold for almost twenty years.

For some of the region’s finest bluegrass, be sure to come out and see the Dollar Brothers at the Carter Family Fold! For more information on the group, go to their web site at: http://www.thedollarbrothers.com/ or check out their music on You Tube. In addition to being some of the best traditional bluegrass musicians around, they are also some of the nicest people you could ever hope to meet. The Dollar Brothers, their band, and their family exemplify all that’s so heartwarming, wonderful and unique about the culture and music of the Appalachian Mountains. Their sweet mom mailed me four quarts of her home-canned sausage for Christmas. When the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band last came through and spent the night, we made a big skillet of sausage gravy and lots of biscuits. Those boys can eat! My poor dogs and cats didn’t get any table scraps that morning. Join us at the Fold for the Dollar Brothers’ show. Bring along all your family and friends. You’ll be glad you did.

Carter Family Memorial Music Center, Incorporated, is a nonprofit, rural arts organization established to preserve traditional, acoustic, mountain music. The center is family-friendly, and an alcohol and drug free facility. For further information, go to http://www.carterfamilyfold.org or our second site – http://www.carterfamilyfold.com/. Shows from the Carter Family Fold can be accessed athttp://www.carterfoldshow.com. Partial funding for programs at the center is provided by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Virginia Tourism Corporation. For recorded information on shows coming up at the Fold, call 276-386-6054. The Fold is on Facebook – page Carter Fold – and Twitter – @carterfoldinfo. To speak to a volunteer Fold staff member, call 276-594-0676. If we don’t answer you right away, we’ll get back to you in 24 hours.