Gap Civil will bring Appalachian roots to Carter Fold | Living


HILTONS — Old-school country band Gap Civil will soon be making their way to the Carter Family Fold.

The group is known as a “tough, old and heartbreaking traditional country band,” according to a Carter Fold press release. Gap Civil was formed in 2017 in Sparta, North Carolina.

According to the release, the group performs its own arrangements of classic country songs inspired by legendary artists like Hank Locklin, Kitty Wells and many others, as well as its own arrangements of traditional mountain songs.

The band includes Caroline Beverley on guitar, Chris Johnson on banjo, Lucas Pasley on fiddle and Kyle Dean Smith on bass. The release says that when the band isn’t making music, Chris is working on his business degree, Lucas is teaching English at Alleghany High School in Sparta, Kyle is touring and trading on the Facebook Marketplace (along with a plethora of records), and Caroline is teaching and performing music for one of her solo projects.

The Carter Family Memorial Music Center is a non-profit organization that offers old-school country and folk music weekly at Hiltons. The venue also pays homage to the legendary Carter family (AP Carter, Sara Carter and Maybelle Carter), whose first recordings in 1927 are credited with giving birth to the commercial country music industry.

Carter Family Fold shows are on Saturday nights. Doors open at 6 p.m. and music begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults; $2 for children 6-11 and children 6 and under are free. For more information or for the complete schedule of shows, go to


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