Carter Family Tonight on PBS

Tonight (5/9) on most PBS stations in the US, American Experience presents The Carter Family: Will the Circle be Unbroken (check local listings for times). Consider one of the most important country music pioneers, the Carter Family – A.P., his wife, Sara, and her cousin (and A.P.’s sister-in-law), Maybelle – combined a repertoire of original songs and traditional mountain music in a performance style that informed the burgeoning country music industry. Their influence extends directly through their children and grandchildren (many of whom perform), as well as those that purchased Carter Family recordings or learned to play their music.

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