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The Carter Fold Host The Local Honeys, Nott Brothers Sept 13

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The Local HoneysHiltons, VA -- The Local Honeys are a vibrant, female trio specializing in old time music. The group met as students and faculty at the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music at Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky, and are multi-instrumentalists and vocalists. They incorporate comedy and dance into their performances. Montana Hobbs, Stephanie Jeter, and Linda Jean Stokley are the Local Honeys. Montana plays the clawhammer style banjo. Stephanie plays autoharp and guitar, and Linda Jean plays the old time fiddle. All do beautiful harmony vocals. The group has appeared regionally as well as internationally. The Red Barn Radio Show, the Kentucky Folk Art Center, Wallace Station, and concert tours in China, Jamaica, and the Czech Republic are just a few examples of the venues they’ve played. These young ladies consider themselves ambassadors of traditional Appalachian music and are dedicated to the preservation of traditional songs, ballads, fiddle tunes, and dance.

You may not be able to tell by their close harmonies or genuine on-stage personalities, but the Nott Brothers are not brothers. With guitar and banjo in hand, Thomas Albert and Tyler Mullins combine styles from bluegrass to classic country to swing into a form they call “roots music.” Thomas Albert, the suave, guitar-playing “brother” grew up in Morehead, Kentucky. Coming from a family of musicians and entertainers, he has spent much time learning the songs and styles of traditional country and old time music. His strong, emotion-filled singing captures sounds of the past and present. Wielding the five-string banjo, as well as many other instruments, “Tasteful” Tyler Mullins is a native to Sparta, Kentucky. Beginning his professional music career while in middle school, Tyler has performed across the world, including at the Grand Old Opry and tours in China and Japan.

Nott Brothers-Thomas Albert and Tyler MullinsThomas and Tyler are both recent graduates from Morehead State University. They are the first in the world to receive a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Traditional Music accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. Whether singing the traditional bluegrass song “Shenandoah Waltz” or the 1950s hit “Witch Doctor,” this dynamic duo makes it their own. The Nott Brothers offer a roots music variety show that is sure to engage the audience, leaving you with a show you are not likely to forget.

The Local Honeys and the Nott Brothers have performed several times at the Carter Fold with Raymond McLain and the Morehead State Music Ambassadors. If you like your music old time or roots and you like your fiddling hot, don’t miss the Local Honeys and the Nott Brothers at the Carter Family Fold. Check them out on Facebook and You Tube on the web. Bring along all your family and friends and enjoy the music of the mountains at the foot of historic Clinch Mountain. Don’t miss this special show!

Saturday, September 13th, 2014, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of old time music by the Local Honeys and the Nott Brothers. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

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.

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