Song of the Mountains showcases the best talents in bluegrass and old-time music from the heart of the region where it all began! Live concerts are held monthly at The Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Virginia with shows videotaped for our award winning Television Series which can be seen on public television affiliates throughout the country.
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Date: Saturday, December 14, 2013
Showtime: 7:00 p.m.
Purchase Tickets Online: The Lincoln Theatre
Headlining the December 14 Song of the Mountains bluegrass concert is musical prodigy nine-year-old Carson Peters, or “Fiddlin’ Carson Peters,” as he is becoming known. He is quickly making a name for himself with his fiddle by winning competitions and entertaining audiences across the region. Carson lives with his parents, Jamie and Robin Peters, in Piney Flats, Tennessee. They noticed at a very early age that he could keep time with any tune being played by clapping his hands or tapping his feet! His special talent for music became apparent after he taught himself to play “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” at the ripe old age of 2 on a ukulele that his grandmother bought him.
At nine years old, Carson is a seasoned performer playing numerous venues throughout the region; Bristol Rhythm and Roots, Dollywood’s Bluegrass and BBQ, Asheville’s Bluegrass First Class, and a live broadcast on WDVX in Knoxville to list a few. Carson has also had the honor to play on national TV as a guest on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in August of 2013.
Tim White, the host of the award-winning public television concert series Song of the Mountains at the Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Virginia, has been nominated for the prestigious “Broadcaster of the Year Award” by the International Bluegrass Music Association.
Nominees were announced earlier this month and White is among the top five finalists for the award to be given in Raleigh, North Carolina on September 26th at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.
White says, “I was also nominated in 2011 for the same award and it is certainly a tremendous honor. I am truly blessed to be part of this wonderful broadcast from the Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Virginia and this nomination is a direct reflection of how great our crew, staff, and volunteers are in producing our concert series”.
Song of the Mountains is in their ninth year of tapings in Marion, Virginia and is currently on 190 plus public television outlets across America. The public television concert series is produced by the Lincoln Theatre and UNC-TV based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
“I am also very honored to be nominated along with four other great broadcasters”, states White. “To have my name on the same nomination list as these other veteran broadcasters is very humbling.”
Song of the Mountains/The Lincoln Theatre is a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization committed to bringing the performing arts to southwest Virginia. Contributions are tax-deductible in accordance with IRS guidelines.