Junior Blankenship was raised where mountain bluegrass was a cornerstone to the family culture. Junior’s father, the late Hillard Blankenship, drove the tour bus for Dr. Ralph Stanley many years. Junior and his father formed a band called the Rocky Mountain Boys. Soon after that, Ralph Stanley called Junior and asked him to become a Clinch Mountain Boy after Keith Whitley left their group. Junior was only seventeen at the time. He stayed with Dr. Stanley until 1989. Saturday, February 1st, 2014, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, wl present a concert of bluegrass music by the Junior Blankenship Band. Admission to the concert is $8 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free. Due to recent weather, check the Carter Family Fold for possible cancellation of this performance.