Johnson City Press: Marty Stuart to headline 2nd Annual Appalachia Rising concert at Carter Fold
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Marty Stuart to headline 2nd Annual Appalachia Rising concert at Carter Fold

• May 30, 2019 at 9:27 AM

HILTONS, Virginia — The Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present the 2nd Annual Appalachia Rising concert. This year’s concert will feature Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives on Sunday, June 2, at 2 p.m.

Opening for this special concert will be Folk Soul Revival and the Virginia Luthiers Band. Tickets are reserved seating and are now on sale through our web site by clicking on the Show Schedule Page on the site www.carterfamilyfold.org then clicking the link in the right hand column beside the concert.

Ticket availability may be checked through the site or you may call 276-594-0676. Tickets will only be available online until 11:00 p.m. Saturday, June 1st. After that, please call the number listed. Tickets should be available at the door the day of the show. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.

Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives

With legends like George Jones, Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard, all of whom have passed on, country music purists often echo the question Jones himself asked: “Who’s going to fill their shoes?” The answer, in part, is Marty Stuart. While he’s too gracious to admit it himself, the Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and musician is living, breathing country music history. Marty’s played alongside the masters, from Cash to Lester Flatt, who discovered him; been a worldwide ambassador for Nashville, Bakersfield, and points in between; and he’s safeguarded country music’s most valuable traditions and physical artifacts - including its’ literal shoes. Stuart counts the brogan of Carter Family patriarch A.P. Carter and an assortment of Johnny Cash’s black boots among his vast collection of memorabilia.

Folk Soul Revival

Formed in southwestern Virginia in 2008, Folk Soul Revival has spent a decade growing a wide audience both at home (where they have become a regular presence at local institutions like the Fold, FloydFest, and other venues). They’re road warriors, logging roughly 100 performances a year. In addition, they have full time jobs and families that are every bit as delightful as the guys are.

Virginia Luthiers Band

Noted instrumentalist and instrument makers Wayne Henderson, Jimmy Edmonds, Gerald Anderson, and Spencer Strickland perform together as the Virginia Luthiers. Not only do they perform the music of Appalachia, they also build the instruments Appalachian music is played on.

Carter Family Memorial Music Center is a nonprofit, rural arts organization established to preserve traditional, acoustic mountain music. The center is a family-friendly, drug and alcohol free venue. In addition to the performance area, we also maintain the Carter Family Museum and the A.P. Carter birthplace cabin. Both are historic landmarks and are open from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and later at performance intermission on Saturdays.

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