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Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers Wrap Up July at the Carter Fold

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Gary Brewer and the Kentucky RamblersSince the early 1800s, music has been an integral part of the Brewer family. The tradition continues with Gary Brewer. Gary represents a new generation of bluegrass artists who have a deep respect for the roots of bluegrass and old time music – but are willing to put their own personal stamp on the music. Gary has been noted as one of the finest lead singers to come along in quite awhile, receiving high praise from major reviewers and national stars in the music business. His guitar picking is creative and powerful on both rock solid rhythms and powerful solos. A singer, guitarist, and songwriter to be reckoned with, Gary has worked hard to blend the traditional music he grew up with and bluegrass music as we know it today.

Gary comes by his talent naturally. His grandfather, Finley Brewer Sr., of Roan Mountain, Tennessee, performed alongside the Original Carter Family in the late 1920s. Gary’s father, Finley Brewer Jr. (Jim), has played since 1950. When Jim and Gary’s sons Wayne and Mason join him on stage, they exemplify the traditional family band of yesteryear. Saturday, July 30th, 2011, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass and old time music by Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

The Kentucky Ramblers have appeared on the Nashville Network and numerous radio and television shows all over the country – including the Lincoln Center. The Ramblers tour in thirty states and perform over 300 show dates a year. With years of experience to their credit, the group brings together the magical mountain music of years past and present-day traditional music. In doing so, they showcase mountain music and culture at its’ finest.

Don’t miss Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers’ performance at the Carter Fold! It has been over five years since they last performed there. Bring along your family, your friends, and your dancing shoes. We promise you an evening of family fun that is unique to the mountains we love and call home – an evening that everyone from Grandma and Grandpa down to the grandchildren will enjoy. For more information on the Kentucky Ramblers, go to

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 Shows from the Carter Family Fold can be accessed on the internet at

Carter Music Center is part of the Crooked Road: Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. You can visit the Crooked Road Music Trail site at Partial funding for programs at the center is provided by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and 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.

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