Lonesome Will Mullins grew up near Clintwood, in a house that was filled with family musicians and plenty of bluegrass, old time, and country music. The Burrows brothers – Adam and Jake – and Dorse Sears are the Virginia Playboys. From the mountains of North Carolina, Jake and Adam Burrows have a history of bluegrass in their family. The McPherson Brothers Band, who played on the Grand Ole Opry and shows with the great Jim and Jesse McReynolds in the ‘60s, are their uncles.
At 7 p.m., there will be a special set of Carter Family music with special guest Ronnie Williams. Ronnie Williams has been playing since 1975. One of his best memories is playing for Sara and Maybelle at the Fold in 1976.
Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free. In addition, the music center and the Virginia Playboys will be collecting toys for local, needy children at Christmas that night. Anyone attending the concert wishing to participate in the toy drive should bring an unwrapped toy.
Shows from the Carter Family Fold can be accessed on the internet at 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. For recorded information on shows coming up at the Fold, call 276-386-6054. The Fold is also on Facebook under “Carter Fold,” and on Twitter, @carterfoldinfo. To speak to a Fold staff member, call 276-594-0676.