Saturday, July 19th, 2014, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by Jake Krack and the Bing Brothers Old Time Band. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, children 6 to 11 $1, under age 6 free.
At only 28 years old, Jake Krack has an impressive biography. He graduated from Berea College in 2007. Since that time, he has produced and released nine CDs. Jake is an Individual Artist Coordinator for the Culture and History Department in Charleston, West Virginia. He has done internships, received scholarships, and done extensive work with Smithsonian Folkways recordings. Jake was featured on PBS television and on Senator Robert Byrd’s film Soul of the Senate. Concert venues he has performed at include Berea College, the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival, University of Chicago Folk Festival, Mount Airy Fiddler’s Convention, the Alleghany County Fiddler’s Convention, Appalachian State Fiddler’s Convention, the Galax Fiddler’s Convention, Clifftop Stringband Festival, Merlefest, and so many others that they’re too numerous to list. Needless to say, he’s won first place in many of the fiddler’s conventions he’s participated in.
Jake has been profiled by Art Works, Fiddlers Magazine, Berea Alumni Magazine, U.S. New and World Report, Folk Works, Dirty Linen Music Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, Spectrum Magazine in Scotland, and the New York Times. He’s done numerous workshops and served as an instructor at practically every place old time fiddle is taught.
This concert will mark Jake’s first performance at the Carter Fold, but we hope it will be the first of many more to come. Many famous fiddlers have graced the Fold stage, and we think Jake ranks among the best. Bands who perform at the Fold (and our Fold audience) know that good fiddling is a big part of a Fold concert. Jake Krack will deliver that and then some.
Come out and join us for Jake Krack and the Bing Brothers first performance. Don’t forget your dancing shoes, and be sure to bring all your friends. For additional information on Jake and the band, go to http://jakekrack.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 – @carterfoldinfo. To speak to a Fold staff member, call 276-594-0676.