The Carter Brothers in Concert
Born into the legendary Carter Family legacy and now living north of Nashville, TN Tim and Danny Reid Carter arrived in Music City with the kind of tight harmony only siblings can claim. Performing to adoring fans for the past two decades, the Carter Brothers and are releasing their first album of rocking bluegrass, and their first for Compass, The Road To Roosky, on October 25.
Raised in the Carter Family musical legacy, The Road To Roosky is homage to their unique heritage with equal parts of reverence and raucousness. Their advanced skill on their many instruments Tim on banjo, vocal harp, mandolin and guitar, Danny Reid on guitar lends itself to masterful arrangements alongside the drums of Dann Sherill and electric bass of Ross Sermons.
The brothers were also charmed by black gospel and blues music, especially musicians like Blind Willie Johnson. The album covers Soul of a Man in a tribute to the style while Tims bluesy banjo permeates throughout. I've been playing with my brother for so long and hes such a blues guitar player that all of that rubbed off on my playing through the years. I wanted to make sure that the banjo on this was not so much about playing Earl Scruggs style banjo but that [the banjo] fit these tunes, comments Tim. Sam Bush, the patron musician of newgrass music, is featured on many of the tracks, including the traditional tune Jerusalem Moan, which became a special collaboration between past and present. Recorded with Vassar Clements a few months before his untimely death in 2005, Jerusalem Moan is possibly the only recording that features Vassar singing and scatting as well as playing fiddle.
The Carter Brothers' music is universal, inspiring fans from California's west coast, to Florida's Key West, to the heart of Ireland. Dave McAdams of the Dublin Times praises, Electrifying and hard driving original rock/folk/blues and newgrass music. Superb songwriters on a level all their own. Stunningly precise musicianship performed with a seemingly effortless and totally joyful demeanor. Their loyal following shares the sentiment with a fan club that runs merchandise tables and uses their airline points for cross-country tours. We allowed people to come into our lives and be a part of this, we encourage it. We try our best to go out and make friends and fans along the way. When we were approached to start a fan club, we were hesitant to call it a fan club, we wanted to call it a friends club, laughs Tim. The Carter Brothers will be performing at Nash Arts to close out the 2014-2015 Nashville Showcase season on Thursday June 4 at 8PM. For more information about The Carter Brothers and their relation to A.P., Sarah, & Maybelle Carter visit www.carterbrothersband.com.
The Nashville Showcase is sponsored by Nash County Tourism Development Authority, Chambliss & Rabil Contractors, Inc, Lilley International, Robert Kornegay Jr., PLLC, Attorney at Law & Stifel.
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