The Carter Brothers Band Returns From Week In Key West

The Carter Brothers Band Returns From Week In Key West, Celebrates Fan Club’s Fifth Anniversary

Compass Records Act Performs At Hog’s Breath Saloon Amid Fan Club Festivities
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 16, 2013) – Compass Records recording artist
the
Carter Brothers Band has returned from a seven-night run in Key West,
Fla., where the musicians hung out with fans from across the United
States to commemorate the official fan club’s fifth anniversary during
the day and performed to standing-room-only crowds during the night at
the popular Hog’s Breath Saloon.

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A few fans take a break from the dancing and smile for the
camera while Compass Records recording act the Carter Brothers Band
plays at Hog’s Breath Saloon,
Key West, Fla.

“We
left Key West after a week of playing music we love, being with people
we genuinely have come to care about and 80-degree weather and came
home to Nashville’s icy cold. Let’s go back to Key West!” says
vocalist/guitarist Danny Carter, laughing.
 
“The
week really was memorable,” says Tim Carter, vocalist/banjo
and mandolinist. “Each night, we were surrounded by some of the finest
people you’ll ever meet – it’s a bonus that they love the Carter
Brothers music! It felt like a family reunion!”
 
Alex
Counts, founder of The Carter Brothers Fan Club, organized multiple
activities throughout the week for the fan club members who traveled to
Florida’s southernmost tip, including a celebration luncheon. The
luncheon/mixer is a tradition that has occurred for the past four
years. 
“This
past week marked the fifth anniversary of the official start of the
Carter Brothers Fan Club,” Counts says, “so several of the diehard fans
decided to travel to Key West to celebrate with our fan club’s
namesake! The week couldn’t have been better! We sang, danced, ate, made
new friends, visited with old ones and added lots

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The Carter Brothers Band in action at Hog’s Breath Saloon, Key
West, Fla. Pictured, left to right: Adam Chaffins, vocalist/bass player;
Danny Carter, vocals/guitar; Dann Sherrill, drummer/percussionist; Tim
Carter, vocals/banjo/mandolin

of embarrassing pictures to the Fan Club scrapbook! Priceless!”

   
In
addition to the nightly shows and fan club gatherings, the band
headlined a fundraiser for local resident and friend, Katharine Doughty,
who is recovering from breast cancer. Many local musicians also
participated in the concert
 for Doughty, a local artisan, including Ericson Holt on keyboards, Richard Crooks on drums and Poco singer Paul Cotton.

The Carter Brothers is scheduled to return to Key West and Hog’s Breath Saloon in April; visit carterbrothersband.com for specific dates.


 

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The Carter Brothers Fan Club Annual Luncheon –
“Actually, it’s a friends’ club.”: Rosalie Caudle, fan club member

  
About The Carter Brothers:
“Tim and Dan are blood
related to A.P., Sarah and Maybelle Carter but they don’t make a big
deal out of it. Like their mama, who taught them to rinse collard greens
in the Maytag, (the Carter Brothers) make their old-timey music with
tried and true ingredients and modern appliances,” says esteemed
mandolinist and vocalist Tim O’Brien, friend to Tim and Danny Carter.
Coupling exemplary
musicianship with the kind of tight harmony only siblings can claim, the
Carter Brothers have been performing around the country… and the
world… to adoring fans for more than two decades. Natives of High
Point, N.C., Tim and Danny Carter moved to Nashville 15 years ago,
quickly earning respect that crossed musical genres. After years of
producing and releasing their music themselves, the brothers signed a
recording contract in 2011 with Compass Records.
The Road To Roosky,
the Carter Brothers’ first Compass Records CD, was released in 2012,
garnering accolades and praise from around the world for its melding of
bluegrass and blues.
“I’ve been playing with my
brother for so long and he’s such a blues guitar player that all of that
rubbed off on my playing through the years. I wanted to make sure that
the banjo on this was not so much about playing Earl Scruggs style banjo
but that (the banjo) fit these tunes,” says Tim Carter of his playing
on The Road To Roosky.
The act’s next CD, Where the Green Grass Meets The Bluegrass,
is due out in 2013 on Compass Records. The project features the Carter
Brothers and Barney McKenna, renowned Irish banjo player of the The
Dubliners in McKenna’s final recordings before his death in 2012.
For more information on the Carter Brothers, visit carterbrothersband.com or like on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/thecarterbrothers.

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