Folk Soul Revival is a harmony drenched, boot stomping, rowdy and rootsy acoustic group from right here in the Appalachian Mountains. Their diversity, creativity, and passion are evident to anyone who’s ever seen them perform. With their distinct vocal approaches, back-porch instrumentation, haunting four-part harmonies, and sheer talent, the boys have garnered much success and have attracted a large following. With strong songwriting, spot on vocals, earthy instrumentation, and an unreserved honesty, a Folk Soul Revival concert is consistently eventful. Saturday, April 26, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by Folk Soul Revival. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $1 for children 6 to11, under age 6 free.
Folk Soul has shared the stage with Jesse McReynolds, Dr. Ralph Stanley, Goose Creek Symphony, and many others. The Blue Plum Festival, Floydfest, and Rhythm and and Roots are some of the festivals they have played. Recently named the 2011 Band of the Year by the Virginia Tourism Corporation, Folk Soul has been featured on the Music City Roots radio program from Nashville as well as Sirius/XM’s Outlaw Country radio. Virginia Living magazine named them among the Top Three bands in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Their first album, Good Enough, was released independently in April of 2009. Words Off a Tongue, their second release, followed in August of 2010. No Depression Magazine placed it in the Top 15 releases of 2010. Folk Soul recently released a third CD – Prompting the Dapperness. Completely fan-funded, it reached number 12 on the iTunes country charts and number 99 on the overall charts on the day of release. It has already charted on Billboard Magazine’s Heatseekers Charts at number 10 (the south Atlantic division). Folk Soul’s members are Daniel Davis – guitar and vocals, Brandon Sturgill – upright bass, Justin Venable – guitjo, harmonica, kazoo, and vocals, Emory Carty – guitar, and Dan Witt on drums. Randy Jackson will be coming along to do some special fiddling music for the Fold. For more informationon the group, go to their web site - http://www.folksoulrevival.com. You can also check out myspace, facebook and you tube.
While at first glance Folk Soul Revival may not seem like the typical band you would expect to see at the Carter Fold, they exemplify where the music of our region began and how it will always be the basis of other music that followed – bluegrass, country, and rock. Expect to see the family-oriented show the Fold is known for – no alcohol permitted. Folk Soul fans or “The Congregation,” as they are affectionately known, often attend shows that are standing room only. With seating for over 800, they won’t have that problem at the Fold. Both Fold regulars and the Folk Soul faithful love to dance…and FSR’s uplifting energy and superb song selection will keep everyone dancing the night away! We have the largest dance floor in the Tri-Cities and will easily accommodate fans who love to dance to the music of Folk Soul.
Bring along your friends and celebrate all that makes our mountain region so unique, heartwarming, and unforgettable. Don’t miss Folk Soul Revival at one of our region’s most historic venues. Their first show in September of 2012 packed the house, and their subsequent performances at the Fold have been the same. FSR performed at last year’s festival, and they’re scheduled to come back for our historic 40th annual festival this year. The Carter Fold and Folk Soul Revival – it just doesn’t get any better than that!
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.