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The Carper Family Band!
Rear Window Listening Room
Ganado, TX
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Get ready for a swingin' time with the Carper Family Band! They are gonna make some powerful good music and take us back to an era of pure music, pure vocals & famous musicianship. Take a look at their calendar, and you will see just how fortunate we are to be bringing them to the Rear Window! No doubt about it, this is a MUST SEE!!!

About The Carper Family

Born in 2010, The Carper Family has brought together three of Austin's most talented young country and bluegrass singers and pickers... Melissa Carper [vocals, bass], Beth Chrisman [vocals, fiddle], and Jenn Miori [vocals, guitar] each grew up singing and playing music with their families. By the time they created their new "family band", each member had already led her own band and sat in with some of Austin's finest musicians. But this particular collaboration has blended stunning three part harmonies into the finest old country, old-time, bluegrass, and swing tunes. Their boiled-down and intimate presentation highlights the quality of their united and solo voices, as well as drawing out each player's abilities with her accompanying instrument. In addition to bringing audiences their beautiful renditions of standards, the group also writes original songs that both honor and challenge the solid country traditions at the heart of their heart-felt sound. Already cheered on stages and street corners from Anchorage to New Orleans, the Carper Family looks forward to showing off their singing and playing for fans of good country music everywhere.

Press and Quotes

"Check out the Carper Family. In spite of their youth, Melissa Carper (bass), Beth Chrisman (fiddle), and Jenn Miori (guitar) blend their voices immaculately, kick some shit when they have to, and write warm and enticing songs that sound like they were new 50 years ago."  
-Jim Caligiuri, The Austin Chronicle

"That's the most infectious stuff I've ever heard!  
-Bill Cody, WSM 650 AM, Nashville, TN

"Anyone who likes Hot Club of Cowtown will immediately engage with the small ensemble western swing and cowboy sound of the Carper Family. Bass player Melissa Carper has a penned a collection of strong original songs that work perfectly in their take on the retro-hip wave."
-Art Menius, No Depression

"The Carper Family illustrates the unfair, unreasonable amount of talent, and specifically female talent, that can be found in Austin, TX on any given night. And that is what The Carper Family does; they are a working, local band, playing many nights a week at various Austin venues. Back When proves that this local band deserves more national, and international attention."  -Kyle Coroneos, Saving Country Music

"You can't get too much of The Carper Family; their retro style of music may not be unusual, but they certainly are." -Jim Blum, Folk Alley

"The Carper Family isn't a family by blood, though they sing like one.  The three are talented instrumentalists and vocalists who play bluegrass, old-time country and swing in a style that recalls the tight acoustic ensembles of the 1920s and '30s but with exquisitely tight three-part vocals and original material.  The result is a sound that's both old and new, a fresh recasting of music that combines the emotional directness of their musical forebears with contemporary subjects."
-Madison Searle, Texas Music Magazine

"The Carper family impresses me in much the same way that the Riders in the Sky did 30 odd years ago. I was impressed with the way that a small group could deliver such a complete sound.  Everyone sang lead and was capable of perfectly blended harmonies, all the while supporting the vocals with instrumental backup, at times flashy and at times subtle, but always appropriate...Their range of material is most impressive for such a young group, reflecting the various influences of the members, but whatever the genre, it is represented authentically and authoritatively. The harmonies are spot on and the instrumentals always fit. I hope that their career trajectory matches that of the Riders. They have what it takes. "  
-Tom Pittman (Austin Lounge Lizards, KUT Folkways host)

"The Carper Family is my favorite Texas band, and I know my high opinion of them is shared by many. This three-woman group performs in a traditional acoustic style, and their repertoire combines great country tunes with truly excellent original material. Much of that original material comes from bass player Melissa Carper, the band's main songwriter, whose songs range from the deeply moving to the profoundly quirky. Melissa, Beth and Jenn take turns singing lead. Each possesses a distinctive voice, and their three-part harmonies blend sweet-and-smooth with honky tonk for a gorgeous sound."
-Gary Mortensen (Texas Swing Kings)

"They're great instrumentalists, singers and songwriters and they have this unique way of blending contemporary with traditional.  The result is this beautiful mix of timeless music."
-Cindy Cashdollar (Texas Steel Guitar Hall Of Fame)

Chicken Fried Steak - Twice Baked Potatoes - Green Beans - Tossed Salad - Roll - Dessert (Chef's Choice) Served with Iced Tea or Water
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Rear Window Listening Room (View)
701 East Menefee Avenue
Ganado, TX 77962
United States

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Music > Americana
Music > Bluegrass
Music > Singer/Songwriter

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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