Sunday, October 18, 2015

Janette and Joe Carter, 1983

This video has apparently been on the Internet for a few years, but this is the first time I'm discovering it... A stirring performance of "Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone" performed by Janette and Joe Carter at the Carter Family Fold, filmed by Alan Lomax!

Janette and Joe, of course, appear as children in our graphic novel, "Carter Family: Don't Forget This Song."

There are a lot more wonderful field recordings and films available in the Alan Lomax archive on YouTube...

Wednesday, October 14, 2015


Congratulations to our friend Beth Harrington, director of the moving Carter Family documentary 'The Winding Stream'... The soundtrack to the movie has been named one of the best country music albums of 2015!

The release date is Oct 16...

The film itself is currently touring the country...

Monday, August 31, 2015

Meanwhile, in Music City...

If you're shopping for comics in Nashville, "Carter Family: Don't Forget This Song" is on the shelf at Brainfreeze Comics!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Spotted in Paris...

Sarah McIntyre (who is a superstar children's book illustrator in London) spotted "La Famille Carter" in the bookshop of the Centre Pompidou in Paris!  She sends this photo:

And if anyone reading this is flying Air France in August of 2015, please look for a comic by me in their in-flight magazine!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

If I was in Bristol, I'd do this...

See Dale Jett (who is the grandson of A.P.) and Wayne Henderson with A.P. Carter's Martin guitar!

I am told by Ron McConnell (who heard from Dave Lewis) that the Birthplace of Country Music Museum's Carter Family exhibition can only be seen until the end of this month.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Big Planet signing last summer

Thank you to Mike Rhode for documenting my signing at Big Planet Comics in Bethesda, MD on his Comics DC blog...

He took some great photos, including one of Martha Burns and me. I was thrilled that she was willing to play a set of Carter Family tunes...

Belatedly, I want to thank everyone who came out to see me (in the horrible DC-area traffic), including classmates from elementary school to college, and my Aunt Bev and Uncle Mark!  Thanks to Greg Bennet for hosting at his lovely Big Planet Comics Bethesda store!

(Trivia: The store is located just a few blocks from where the Red Fox Inn, a historic bluegrass venue, was once located.  Martha and I stopped to look at the spot afterwards, now called Positano Ristorante Italiano. I took a moment to remember autoharp master Ron Penix, who had played at the Red Fox, and who had recently passed away.)

Friday, October 17, 2014

New from Rosanne Cash

I just stumbled across this nice article about Rosanne Cash and her new album (which mentions The Carter Family), written by Geoffrey Himes for Smithsonian Magazine...