The long-running PBS program American Experience has recently turned their attention to the Carter Family, and in the process they have created yet another insightful and compelling portrait of one of American's most beloved musical families. Their story began in 1927 when A.P, Sara, and Maybelle Carter showed up at a recording studio in Tennessee to audition for a talent scout. Over the following two decades, the Carter Family would record numerous songs that drew upon their own musical upbringing in rural Appalachia. On the site, visitors can learn about each member of the group, and learn about important events in their own musical history, such as their legacy and their early recording sessions. The "Special Features" section of the site includes an online poll, selection of Carter Family songs as performed by contemporary artists, and excerpts from an interview with Gillian Welch about the influential techniques of the Carter family.
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