Cloggers with shoes from hell at The Carter Fold

December 3, 2010

I’ve been going to the Carter Fold just across the Virginia state line from Kingsport almost as long as it’s been in existence–a one-of-a-kind acoustic performance center built and run by the First Family of country music. From the start, audience members have been welcome to get up and clog along with the songs. For years, people danced in whatever shoes they had on–sneakers, cowboy boots, work boots, and you name it. Now, however, cloggers are showing up with tap shoes designed to make as much noise as possible. Finally, a band said “Enough!”

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Carter Fold carries on

July 11, 2008

Amid the summer of gasoline shortages and and hard times, the Carter Family Fold of Hiltons, Virginia–just across the state line from Kingsport–is enjoying good audiences and great music. The Kingsport Times News ran an article on the Fold, and in it Rita Forrester says, “I think that’s due to The Crooked Road specifically marketing to England and other European countries, and the fact that foreign visitors are finding they can vacation here for not a lot of money.”

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