The Carter Family - American Epic: The Best of The Carter Family


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The Carter Family were defining stars of early country music, establishing a sound and repertoire that has been the bedrock of the genre ever since. A family trio from the mountains of Virginia, they featured the gorgeous lead vocals and autoharp of Sara Carter, an astonishing repertoire of songs collected and composed by her husband A.P. Carter, and the instrumental skills of Maybelle Carter, one of the most influential guitarists in American music. These recordings were imitated, covered, and formed the basic repertoire for generations of legendary performers, including Woody Guthrie, Bill Monroe, Joan Baez, and Johnny Cash, who married Maybelle’s daughter June. This album includes their most influential and famous songs, a matchless trove of classic Americana.