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Craver, Hicks, Watson, Newberry
Carter Family Fold, Hiltons, Virginia
July 22, 2006
Fans line both sides of the country road leading to the Carter Family Fold.
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Janette Carter passed away in January 2006.  Her image has been added to those of A.P., Sara, and Maybelle around the Fold's stage.
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The Fold changes a little bit each time.  This trip we found 8 new rows of seats in the back, new retractable doors over the side openings, new entrances and concession areas, expanded "green room," and the image of Janette above.
 before the show
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Joe with Janette Carter's daughter Rita Forrester
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The day of the show would have been Tommy Thompson's 69th birthday.  Jessie Thompson Eustice and husband David honored her dad's memory by attending the show.  You'll definitely want to read Jesse's account of the show and the memories of her dad from her experiences on the trip.  This is but one of Jesse's Letters she has generously shared with this website over the years.
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Above: The band in the green room getting ready for the show.
Left: Johnny Cash collage
Right: Jim's sound check
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on stage
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Dale & Teresa Jett, Oscar Harris
Janette's son Dale Jett joined by his wife Teresa and Oscar Harris opened the first set, and Dale and Oscar opened the second set with a beautiful rendition of Tommy Thompson's "Twisted Laurel"
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(left to right) Joe Newberry, Jim Watson, Bill Hicks and Mike Craver
Set 1
Aragon Mill
Henhouse Blues
While the Band Is Playing Dixie
Hobo's Last letter
Rockingham Cindy
When Bacon Was Scarce/Ryestraw
I Know Whose Tears
Uncle Charlie's Revenge
Texas Gals
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Set 2
Beale Street Blues
The Telephone Girl
Yellow Rose of Texas
Stolen Love
Rabbit in the Pea Patch
Uncloudy Day
Daniel Prayed
Sugar Hill
The Ace
Paddy/Drink Some Cider
Merchants Lunch
Sally Ann
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Notice the big camera's red and blue lights at the far left of the pic.  Blue Ridge Public Television was filming for a documentary on Virginia's Crooked Road.  Your photographers skipped some of our usual angles to stay out of their camera range.
(Pics by Bren Overholt and Anne Berry)
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Dale and Teresa Jett (in front of the pole) take a turn with the dancers
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Carter Fold Opie
Rita found this sweet puppy near death outside the Fold.  He's been nursed back to health and loves to attend the shows.  His seat was across the aisle, and I caught him sharing a Diet Coke with his friend.
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Try these pages next...
The Red Clay Ramblers - Carter Family Connections - over 30 years of stories
The Smithsonian magazine article about the Red Clay Ramblers at the Fold 1976
Jesse Thompson Eustice's account of this show and the trip to the Carter Family Fold
Craver, Hicks, Watson, Newberry at the Carter Family Fold June 2003 | January 2004 | August 2004 | August 2005
More recent concert pics
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