Bluegrass Bus Museum

 

You are here

Tyler Williams Band to Carter Family Fold Saturday

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version

Tyler WilliamsSaturday, January 30th, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by the Tyler Williams Band. Tyler Williams grew up in Ohio and moved to Johnson City, Tennessee, to study bluegrass music. Tyler is blind and has cerebral palsy, but he has never let that hold him back. His interest in music began when he was just a year old. His first instrument was a keyboard his grandfather gave him, and he was playing it by age four. At age five, Tyler started taking classical piano lessons by ear.

When he was six, his Uncle Derek - a guitar picker - introduced him to bluegrass. Tyler’s uncle took him to his first bluegrass festival. It was there that he met Alison Krauss. His interest in bluegrass kicked into high gear when he was 16. Tyler honed his vocal skills by listening to CDs of his favorite artists. By age 17, he was participating in jams and became part of the Hocking Valley Bluegrass Boys. When he turned 18, he developed an interest in guitar and mandolin. In 2006, he joined the ETSU Bluegrass program. He graduated in December of 2011.

Tyler’s vocal range and instrumental talent are nothing short of amazing. Joining Tyler will be some of the most talented musicians in our region. For some of the best traditional bluegrass the region has to offer, be sure to come out and see the Tyler Williams Band at the Carter Fold. Their show is more than just entertaining – it’s inspirational. There will be lots of fiddle tunes, unbelievable vocals, great instrumentals, and amazing harmony. For more information go to http://www.tylerwilliamsband.com/. You’ll also find Tyler on Myspace, Facebook, and YouTube.

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 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.

Theme by Danetsoft and Danang Probo Sayekti inspired by Maksimer