Friday, April 18th, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, and Mount Vernon United Methodist Church will present a concert of praise music with Roger Williams & the All Mixed-Up Quartet. Entitled Praise in the Valley, this concert marks our second annual gospel youth rally. Last year’s rally was very well-attended and enjoyed by people of all ages. Admission to the concert is free. In lieu of admission, a donation of canned goods is requested to benefit local food banks.
Roger Williams & the All Mixed-Up Quartet (AMUQ) is a Christian rock band based in Tennessee. Roger Williams does vocals for the group and plays guitar. Andy Blanchard plays bass and violin. James “Earl” Greene plays mandolin for the group. Will Carter plays guitar, and Ben Bolden plays drums.
After six independent releases, the group signed with Christian label Barner Records in 2010. Shamrock Media Group handles booking and radio promotion for the group. Their first major release with Barner, entitled A Different Road was produced by Dove Award-winning and Grammy-nominated producer Travis Wyrick. Featured at Christian youth rallies like Resurrection – an annual event in Gatlinburg, Tennessee – the All Mixed-Up Quartet has played many major gospel events throughout the U.S.
Entitled Praise in the Valley, their April 18th concert at the Carter Family Fold is geared to the youth of the region and presented by Mount Vernon United Methodist Church. A.P. Carter helped build the church in 1906 when he was 15 years old. The 7th and 8th generations of Carter descendants now attend Mount Vernon UMC. Bring along your family, your church’s youth group, and anyone else you feel might enjoy this concert. For information on the church, go to http.//holstonchurches.org/mtvernon/. Information on Roger Williams & the All Mixed-Up Quartet can be found at www.rogerwilliamsministries.com.
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 and the National Endowment for the Arts. For recorded information on shows coming up at the Fold, call 276-386-6054. The Fold is on Facebook – page Carter Fold – and Twitter – Twitter @carterfoldinfo.