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Tim & Debbie Yates Family Band, Acoustic Heritage, at Fold June 27

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Acoustic HeritageHiltons, VA -- Saturday, June 27th, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of traditional bluegrass music by Acoustic Heritage – the Tim and Debbie Yates Family Band. Adult admission to the concert is $10, $1 for children 6 to 11, and under age 6 free. Tim and Debbie Grim Yates have combined their lives, amazing talents, and deep musical roots to forge one of the country’s most accomplished and entertaining music groups on the scene today. Both performing over 35 years, Tim began playing with his family band, John Yates and the Yates Brothers. Debbie started out playing with the Konnarock Critters. Together they formed Acoustic Heritage – the Yates Family Band.

The Yates Family Band is the culmination of several generations of talented singers and musicians who performed old time and bluegrass music while passing on the love of the unique Appalachian Mountain sound to the generations that now follow after them. Their two daughters, Molly and Sadie Yates, have been performing since they could stand and hold an instrument on stage. The most powerful presence of the siblings is their breathtaking harmonies. The two sisters possess both positive and good-hearted stagemanship. They continue to learn as they grow.

Molly plays mostly mandolin, guitar, and sometimes throws in some old time banjo. Sadie plays bass fiddle and dojo (half dulcimer/half banjo). The Yates Family live in Konnarock, Virginia. They are sometimes accompanied by friends or family filling in at shows. Bruce Waters, also from Konnarock, plays various instruments to accompany the musical diversity of the band. He has been playing with the Yates Family Band for many years, and he, too, has observed the girls’ growth in music. Jordan Yates, nephew to Tim, also fills in at various times. He is an accomplished drummer in a rock band, and plays various acoustic instruments with the Yates Family.

For some of the best old time music you’ll ever hear, don’t miss Acoustic Heritage at the Carter Family Fold! For additional information on the group, check out their web site – The Konnarock Critters played many times at the Carter Fold through the years, and it will be a pleasure to welcome Debbie back along with her family. The Fold is steeped in musical family heritage, and the Yates and Grim families are part of that tradition.

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 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.

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