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Carter Fold 40th Anniversary Campaign

GUEST,Ken White 28 Jul 14 - 12:49 PM
Stilly River Sage 28 Jul 14 - 03:46 PM
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Subject: BS: Carter Fold 40th Anniversary Campaign
From: GUEST,Ken White
Date: 28 Jul 14 - 12:49 PM


(NASHVILLE, Tenn.)……..A new Kickstarter crowdsource funding campaign launched today seeking to recruit backers of a proposed television special celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Carter Family Fold located in Hiltons, VA – a rural non-profit music venue created to honor the musical heritage of the Carter Family – widely recognized as the First-Family of Country Music. The campaign ends Tuesday August 27, 2014.

Before he died in November 1960, A.P. Carter, the patriarch of the famous Carter Family, known for pioneering many of the musical styles popular in today's Country, Americana, Folk and even Rock music genres, asked granddaughter Janette Carter to do all she could to see that the Carter Family's music was never forgotten. In 1974, Janette created a festival dedicated to the groundbreaking music of A.P., Maybelle and Sara Carter. The stage for that first festival was the flatbed of an 18-wheel truck on loan from the National Guard. After the festival, Janette began presenting shows of acoustic-only Old-Time and Bluegrass music in the grocery store her Dad ran in the '40s and '50s. The shows quickly outgrew the one-room structure. In 1976, Janette - along with her siblings Joe and Gladys - built the Carter Family Fold that has hosted locals and travelers from afar every Saturday night for the past 40 years dancing to the music of popular Old-Time and Bluegrass bands.

"The Carter Family Fold is a national treasure that preserves the deep historical significance of the Carter Family and their monumental impact on multiple music genres still heard in the songs we hear today around the world," says "40th Anniversary TV Special" Executive Producer Ken White. "Even with regular packed houses, running a non-profit and meeting the bills is a constant challenge. This television special celebrates a significant milestone and raises awareness of the venue to help ensure The Carter Family Fold sees another 40 years and beyond."

Kickstarter is a leading crowdsource funding platform source.   Crowdsource funding is the collection of finances from backers—the "crowd"—to fund an initiative and usually occurs on Internet platforms. Kickstarter's projects range from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Since its launch in 2009, 6.3 million people have pledged $1 billion, funding 62,000 creative projects on Kickstarter.

Those wishing to fund a project can do so at various levels, beginning as low as one dollar, and receive rewards for their financial contribution. Typical rewards include t-shirts, posters, and copies of the item produced by the project. For campaign details or to become a backer of "The Carter Family Fold 40th Anniversary TV Special" project, visit


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Subject: RE: Carter Fold 40th Anniversary Campaign
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 28 Jul 14 - 03:46 PM

Kicked upstairs in the music section.

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