Carter Family program offered

Carter Family program offered

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The Dover Public Library will welcome Steve and Lisa Ball on Thursday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m. This husband-wife duo will tell the story of the origin of the trio from Southern Virginia who became known as the Carter Family. They will sing songs that made the Carter Family a part of the “Big Bang” of country music in the 1920s and throughout the path of their career.

The Carter Family was an American folk music group that recorded between 1927 and 1956. The original trio was made up of Sara Carter, her husband A.P. Carter and her sister-in-law Maybelle Carter. The three of them grew up listening to the harmonies of mountain gospel music.

Even after the original trio broke up, members of the extended Carter family continued performing into the 1960s when folk music enjoyed a revival.

“We are always happy to welcome Steve back to the library,” said Sherrel Rieger, adult program specialist, “but we are thrilled that his wife Lisa will be joining us this time. Invite a friend or two and come join us for an evening of music.”

The program will be held in the community room at the DPL, 525 N. Walnut St., Dover.

Register online at or call the library at 330-343-6123.

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