Poor Valley Girls Carry On Carter Family Musical Tradition

Poor Valley Girls carry on Carter Family musical tradition at the Ozark Folk Center State Park Saturday, Oct. 24.

From the namesake of their home in the Virginia/Tennessee region of the Smoky Mountains, The Poor Valley Girls proudly carry on the rich musical traditions of their region including the music of the Carter Family. Born and raised in the same area as Sara, Maybelle and A.P. Carter, the duo of Heather Pace and Madison Brown perform a mix of traditional Appalachian songs as well as favorites from the Carter Family catalog.

Music Director Daren Dortin says of the Poor Valley Girls, “Music of the Carter Family has a certain connection to the Ozarks, the sound, style and instrumentation, so we are thrilled to welcome a group of young musicians who are keeping that music alive for this generation of fans.”

Performances include a matinee performance in the craft village from 2-3:00 p.m. and evening performances in the Large Auditorium starting at 7:00 p.m. Combination tickets for both shows are available for $19.50 or tickets for individual performances are available for $12.00. Seating is general admission.
The Ozark Folk Center State Park is located at 1032 Park Avenue in Mountain View. Follow the signs to the Ozark Folk Center State Park, less than a mile from the Courthouse Square in downtown Mountain View. The park may also be reached by taking Hwy 5/9/14 (Sylamore Ave) to Jimmy Driftwood Parkway, which leads directly to the park entrance.

The mission of Ozark Folk Center State Park is to perpetuate, present and promote the Ozark way of life in an educational and enjoyable manner; through craft demonstrations, musical programs, the Heritage Herb Garden, workshops and other special events. For more information on this and other events visit www.OzarkFolkCenter.com or call 870-269-3851.