Early Show: The Carper Family


Early Show: The Carper Family

Fri · April 12, 2019

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

The Carper Family
The Carper Family
"The Carper Family isn't a family by blood, though they sing like one. The three are talented instrumentalists and vocalists who play bluegrass, old-time country and swing in a style that recalls the tight acoustic ensembles of the 1920s and '30s but with exquisitely tight three-part vocals and original material. The result is a sound that's both old and new, a fresh recasting of music that combines the emotional directness of their musical forebears with contemporary subjects."
-Madison Searle, Texas Music Magazine

"They're great instrumentalists, singers and songwriters and they have this unique way of blending contemporary with traditional. The result is this beautiful mix of timeless music."
-Cindy Cashdollar (Texas Steel Guitar Hall Of Fame)

"I’ve been hearing about Austin trio the Carper Family for a while now, mainly from hardcore twang aficionados, so I knew I could expect some seriously beautiful old-school country roots music, but I was not prepared for how explosive these ladies were on stage! Lead singer and fiddler Beth Chrisman is a firebrand, and one hell of a performer! Bassist Melissa Carper has a voice that’s old beyond her time, with just the right kind of twangy lisp. She sounds like a ‘70s country star transported into the digital age, rhinestones and all. Guitarist and vocalist Jenn Miori has a quiet intensity to her singing that gives her beautiful vocals just the right kind of edge.
The Carper Family take old country traditions out of the closet, dust them off, and spark them up on stage. Their vocal harmonies are impeccable and really the best part about them is that they don’t see any need to gussy up the music to make it fit with today’s artists. They’re totally happy just immersing themselves in the deep well of raw country traditions, and that fidelity to something real and authentic is what’s propelled their careers forward so quickly. Their 2013 album Old Fashioned Gal was a grassroots success, bringing them press from No Depression, Folk Alley,and Vintage Guitar Magazine, plus guest spots on Prairie Home Companion and Mountain Stage.... one of the few groups today that truly understands the power of country music’s roots." -Devon Leger, the Bluegrass Situation
Venue Information:
305 E 5th Street
Austin, TX, 78701