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Carter Family Fold – Twin Creeks Stringband-May 7th
May 7 @ 7:30 pm$10.00
HILTONS – Saturday, May 7th, 2022, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Twin Creeks Stringband – an old-time band formerly known as the Dry Hill Draggers. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $2 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the door only.
One day while playing music and having fun some of the musicians were falling behind, and Edgar Crowe said since they were dragging behind on their timing, he was going to call the group the “Dry Hill Draggers.” So in 1981, the band Dry Hill Draggers established by Jimmy Body and brother, Billy Boyd, along with other band members – Carl Scott, Murphy Shively and Bob Trammel – began playing together professionally at festivals and events. The name Dry Hill Draggers stuck for over thirty years.
Throughout the years, band members have come and gone and some have passed away, but the tradition and heritage is still going strong today to keep the old-time sound of the mountains alive. Also, throughout the years, the band has traveled around the east coast from New York to Alabama playing. In 1982, they had the privilege of playing at the World’s Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Dry Hill Draggers played at several fiddlers’ conventions over the years capturing numerous awards and first place finishes, including a second-place finish in the Ole Time Band category at the 2011 Galax Fiddlers’ Convention.
The group’s members today are still carrying on the old-time sound. Over thirty years later, some of the Draggers’ members formed the Twin Creeks Stringband. Members of Twin Creeks are Jared Boyd, grandson of Jimmy Boyd, a third generation claw-hammer banjo player; his dad Stacy Boyd on upright bass; on guitar and vocals Jason Hambrick; and Chris Prillman on fiddle.
Twin Creeks Stringband has a particularly driving old-time beat that is irresistible to dancers. Wherever there’s good old-time music, you can find Twin Creeks. They are popular at the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival and the Galax Old Fiddlers’ Convention. Our Fold audience knows them well, and we’ll be thrilled to have them back performing at the Fold. Come out and join us in welcoming one of the finest old-time groups playing today. If old-time is what you like, the Twin Creeks Stringband will deliver. Flat-footers and two-steppers are welcome to come out and shake a leg with Twin Creeks. Get ready for some old-time, mountain family fun! Bring along all your family and friends. For more information on the group, check them out on both Facebook and YouTube.
Carter Family Memorial Music Center is a nonprofit, rural arts organization established to preserve traditional, acoustic mountain music. The Center is a family-oriented, drug and alcohol-free venue. In addition to the performance hall, the Center maintains the Carter Family Museum and the A. P. Carter birthplace cabin; both are historic landmarks. For additional information on the center, go to our site on the web – www.carterfamilyfold.org. Program support is provided by the Virginia Tourism Corporation. We can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Thanks to Sydney and Mandy, our newest volunteers, we are now expanding our social media presence. To speak with a volunteer staff member, please call 276-594-0676. If we don’t answer right away, we will get back to you in 24 hours. Come on out and see us!