Look into the Carter family’s life

MARQUETTE – Join Phil and Annette Watts for a look into the life and times and traditional music of the original Carter Family at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library, Marquette.

In 1927 Sara, and Maybelle Carter recorded six Appalachian traditional songs for Ralph Peer of the Victor Recording Co. Many consider this to be the “Big Bang” of a music style that developed into folk, country, and bluegrass. Many performers were schooled on Carter family songs such as “Keep On The Sunny Side,” “Worried Man Blues” and “I’ve Been Gathering Flowers on The Hillside.”

The Watts Family’s interactive workshop will focus on the history of the original Carter family and their musical styles and harmony.

The multi-media event will present slides, samples of early Carter family recordings, and an opportunity to sing along on several of the original Carter family songs. For more information, call 226-4318 or visit