This week the Song of the Day will feature artists performing at KUTX’s Map Jam, taking place Saturday, February 15.
Austin’s Carper Family is an all female trio of harmony-wielding country at its truest. Though not family in the traditional since, the three women have formed a musical bond through their combination of upright bass, guitar, fiddle, and vocals, and the name is an homage to the Carter Family. Hailing from Texas, Nebraska, and Alaska, each member grew up honing their musical skills playing a veritable array of Americana music before combining forces in 2010. The Carper Family has graced stages both big and small, appearing on “A Prairie Home Companion” as well as the Cactus Café.
The trio recently stopped by KUTX’s Studio 1A to preview their upcoming set at Map Jam. They even included a cover of Neil Young’s classic “Comes A Time,” transforming the ’70s hit into a bluegrass-influenced standard. Catch the Carper Family this Saturday, February 15 at Hops & Grain Brewery, starting at noon.