The 2013 Gathering in the Gap Music Festival celebrates the Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park’s 65th Anniversary with a one-of-a-kind evening of performances by performer and author John Carter Cash, Mountain Heart, Dale Jett & Hello Stranger, and Dave Eggar & Deoro with Amber Rubarth.
Gathering in the Gap will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2013, on the park’s grounds. This music festival celebrates the rich tradition of old-time, Americana, and bluegrass music found in Southwest Virginia.
Each year the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend
About John Carter Cash
The grandchild of Maybelle Carter and the only son to Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, John Carter Cash preserves his family’s legacy and is caretaker to the heritage of his musical ancestors. John Carter’s first CD, entitled Bitter Harvest and was released to the international market in 2003. His latest CD, The Family Secret, is widely available and received a three starred review in Rolling Stone.
John Carter Cash began his walk as a music producer with his mother, June Carter Cash, on her Grammy-Award-winning albums Press On and Wildwood Flower. He also worked with Rick Rubin as Associate Producer on Johnny Cash’s Grammy-winning records American III: Solitary Man and American IV: The Man Comes Around, the latter receiving three CMA awards. His 2004 production, Unbroken Circle: The Musical Heritage of the Carter Family received three Grammy nominations. John Carter is co-Producer on Marty Stuart’s CD, Badlands, and his production on Billy Joe Shaver’s Everybody’s Brother helped earn a Grammy nomination in 2007.
John Carter Cash will be performing at Gathering in the Gap 2013
John Carter has produced material for Loretta Lynn, Josh Turner, Brooks & Dunn, Elvis Costello, Wylie and the Wild West, Dr. Ralph Stanley, George Jones, Mavis Staples, Lynda Carter, The Mighty Clouds of Joy, Sheryl Crow, John Randal and Jessi Alexander, Norman and Nancy Blake, Tim O' Brien, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, Earl and Randy Scruggs, Rosanne Cash, John Cowan, Rodney Crowell, Vince Gill, Tony Rice, and John Prine. In total, he has been a producer on five Grammy-Award-winning records.
John Carter is a founding member of the musical group Carter Family III with cousin Dale Jett and wife Laura Cash. Their first CD is fittingly called Past and Present. Cash and Jett will perform separate sets at this year’s Gathering as well as a combined set of music not currently available anywhere else.
John Carter Cash is the author of three children’s books, Momma Loves Her Little Son, Daddy Loves His Little Girl, and his latest release, The Cat in the Rhinestone Suit. He authored a biography of his mother, Anchored in Love (on which a film is currently in production) and one on his personal relationship with his father, House of Cash: The Legacies of My Father Johnny Cash.
Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains, the Southwest Virginia Museum
is a beautiful setting
In addition to the featured Main Stage performances
Gathering in the Gap will include an induction ceremony for the Southwest Virginia Walk of Fame, a book signing with John Carter Cash, an annual songwriting competition, workshops, musical competitions, jams, a children’s area, and the “Stitch in Time” Quilt Show. Antique, food, and craft vendors will also be on hand. For additional information and a full schedule of events, please visit the festival website or call the Museum at 276-523-1322.
Southwest Virginia Museum is located in Big Stone Gap, off U. S. 23, at the corner of W. First Street North and Wood Avenue. It is 14 miles south of Norton and 35 miles northwest of Kingsport, Tenn. The facility is nestled in the Appalachian Mountains. Neighboring areas of Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina are only a one to two hour drive away. Its address is 10 West First Street North, Big Stone Gap, VA 24219.
Looking for lodging?
We recommend Natural Tunnel State Park which is just 30 minutes away. The park has both camping and cabins available. You can make reservations for any Virginia State Park by calling 1-800-933-7275 or online.
YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS ONE-OF-A-KIND SPECIAL EVENT!