09 August 2014

Carter Family Fold Kickstarter campaign: deadline 26 Aug. 2014

Another worthy Kickstarter campaign: film-maker Ken White is seeking to raise $45,000 to produce a TV special celebrating the fortieth anniversary of the Carter Family Fold, the rural non-profit music venue in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, created by Janette Carter and her brother and sister to honour the historic musical heritage of the Carter Family. Ken says:

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 enjoy today. Even with regular packed houses, running a non-profit and meeting the bills is a constant challenge. This television special will bring awareness to the venue to help ensure the Carter Fold sees another forty years and beyond.

The campaign began on Monday 28 July 2014, with the deadline at Tuesday 26 August. For campaign details or to contribute to the project, visit its web page. 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.

BIB editor's note: A further reason for visiting the web page - it includes a YouTube video on the history of the Carter Family Fold. This is part of a playlist of twenty-one videos on old-time and bluegrass people and places in south-west Virginia, among whom are award-winning banjoist Sammy Shelor, fiddler Buddy Pendleton, and ballad singer Elizabeth LaPrelle (see the BIB for 7 Dec. 2012).

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