Although not relatives by blood, Texas girls, Melissa Carper (upright bass), Jenn Miori (guitar), and Beth Chrisman (fiddle) are family in their own right. Together the trio make up Austin band, The Carper Family. The girls play old-time country and bluegrass “of standard and original variety,” pushing the envelope on traditional country and bluegrass music and honoring it in the same swing. Each of the girls is a skilled instrumentalist in her own right, but they also sing; The three-way vocal harmonies are superb. Catch the trio playing regular gigs at Austin’s Hole in the Wall, and listen to their taped performance with us in Studio 1A!