Hiltons, VA -- Bill Lowe heads up the wonderful old time band, Cripple Creek. The Cripple Creek band was established over thirty years ago, and they’re still going strong. This down-home group represents the best of old time music, and they’ve performed at the Carter Fold many times. Bill does the group’s lead vocals, emcees, and plays guitar. His wife, Connie, plays upright bass and does vocals. Ben Carpenter plays mandolin; his grandfather was an old time fiddler. Mike Crane plays banjo. Barbara Khuns does the group’s fiddling. She’s a national old time fiddling champion, and has won numerous awards. Doug Smith plays bass and sings lead and harmony. Glen Harold is the final member of Cripple Creek.
Saturday, October 6th, 2012, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of old time music by Bill Lowe and Cripple Creek. Admission to the concert is $8 for adults, children 6 to 11 $1, under age 6 free.
Cripple Creek performs at festivals and colleges throughout the United States. They are regulars at the Galax Old Time Fiddlers Convention. The Fraley Mountain Folk Festival, the Caesar Creek Folk Festival, Grey Hawk Bluegrass Festival, Gambier Folk Festival, and the High Mountain Hay Fever Festival are a few of the festivals they have played. They have also performed at the Shrine Auditorium in LA, Morehead College, Kent State, Renfro Valley, and the Tennessee Mountain Homecoming. For many years they have done monthly radio shows from Wright State University.
If you love old time music, put your dancing shoes on and come out to see Cripple Creek at the Carter Family Fold!
Carter Family Memorial Music Center, Incorporated, is a nonprofit, rural arts organization established to preserve traditional, acoustic, mountain music. For further information on the center, go to http://www.carterfamilyfold.org. Shows from the Carter Family Fold can be accessed on the internet at http://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. Partial funding for programs at the center is provided by the Virginia Commission for the Arts the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information on Saturday’s concert, contact the Mountain Music Museum at 276-645-0035. For recorded information on shows coming up at the Fold, call 276-386-6054.