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 write my paper 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

March
Saturday
28

Brunch at the Stage: Wack-A-Doo

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....


March
Saturday
28

New Music Circle presents Matthew Shipp and Michael Bisio

In his unique and recognizable style, NYC pianist Matthew Shipp has recorded and performed vigorously from the late '80s onward, creating music in which free jazz and modern classical intertwined. His approach to the piano recalls...


April
Friday
03

New Music Circle presents On Fillmore with Glen Kotche and Darin Gray

On Fillmore is the multi-instrumental duo of bassist Darin Gray (Edwardsville/St. Louis) and percussionist Glenn Kotche (Chicago). They've been dubbed “the rhythm section’s revenge” by Jim O’Rourke, when...


Online Users

0 users and 7900 guests online
Sign in with Facebook

SYSTEM: S5 Box

Login/My Account

Sign in with Facebook