Donate Now to Support KDHX

Listen Live
Tuesday, 07 May 2013 12:00

The Carper Family 5/7/13 + Video

The Carper Family at KDHX The Carper Family at KDHX Kelsey McClure
Written by Kevin Edwards
Rate this item
(0 votes)

Related Video

About this Media...

  • Date Recorded: May 7, 2013
  • Artist / Band: The Carper Family
  • Hosting Show: Back Country
  • Sound: Dan Kinney
  • Video: Ed Kleinberg

The Carper Family is a musical trio of sisters, but the kind of sisters that were placed together by common experience and ambition, not necessarily birth.

Streaming Audio

The members, Melissa Carper on upright bass, Beth Chrisman on fiddle and Jenn Miori on guitar, came together after each had established a reputation with other acts around Austin, Texas and established a residency at the Hole-in-the-Wall, one of the city's most famous watering holes. Their first album "Back When" was named Best Country Album by the 2012 Independent Music Awards.

They also have released "Come See Yer Ol' Daddy" and, earlier this year, "Old-Fashioned Gal" which was the source for all four songs in this session.

"Foolish Rambin' Man" is the country music of Texas dancehalls with its fiddle and jazzy rhythm guitar. The harmonies are tight and sound somewhat like The Secret Sisters or what the Everly Brothers might sound like with lots less testosterone.

"Precious Jewels" is a peppy two-step number that has such a nice melodic hook you may find yourself singing along before the song ends. "Old-Fashioned Gal" and "I've Tried" sound like they could have drifted over the tube radio in your grandmother's parlor.

The sound is thoroughly Texas Swing and is made for dancing. Even in your boots!

All photos by Kelsey McClure.

Sponsor Message

Become a Sponsor

Find KDHX Online

KDHX on Instagram
KDHX on YouTube
KDHX on SoundCloud
KDHX on Facebook
KDHX on Twitter
KDHX on flickr

KDHX Recommends


Brunch at the Stage: Cree Rider Acoustic Duo

KDHX is now curating a Saturday brunch series at the Stage with live music from local musicians and delicious, locally-sourced food and drinks from the Magnolia Café. Brunch at the Stage takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m....


Discovery Series Presents Roll, Jordan, Roll: The Legacy of Louis Jordan, Father...

Author and musician Stephen Koch* takes us on a journey chronicling music innovator Louis Jordan -- known for 50 top ten hits such as "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens," "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie," "Baby,...


Folk and Roots Sessions: Foghorn Stringband

The Folk & Roots Sessions, a 10-concert series spanning August, 2015 to May, 2016, will bring you new folk, bluegrass, old-time, Americana or country. Each month the Folk & Roots Sessions will feature one concert we think you...

Online Users

0 users and 8836 guests online
Sign in with Facebook


Login/My Account

Sign in with Facebook