I'm also confused about the Carters audition on morning of Aug. 1, 1927 at the Bristol Sessions.
Apparently the Carters auditioned that morning before coming back for their historic evening recording session. The way Wolfe covers it it seems like there was no audition.
Does anyone know about the audition?
Also which Carters came to the Session besides Maybelle Sara and A.P.?
One account goes: With a hearty country breakfast under their belts, the four loaded into Ezra'a old Hupmobile and headed for Bristol. Rains had swollen the Holsten River at a place where they were to ford it, and the Hupmobile stopped right in the middle of the river and refused to go any further. Long dresses were hiked up over the ladies knees, and guitars and autoharps carried on their shoulders to the dry bank, as the men pushed, and tugged until they finally got the old car moving. Up the bank they discovered another problem there was a flat on the right rear tire. A.P. being the flat tire fixer, got out the hand patch kit and quickly repaired the flat, pumped the tire up, and, with the instruments and the ladies aboard again, they made their way on to Bristol.
Where did this come from?
There are also several locations given. Wasn't it an empty furniture store at 408 State Street, not a hat factory?