The Carper Family play O Brother live in Austin

I was lucky enough to play with these girls at the Empty Glass in Charleston, West Virginia, last month. Their songs truly make you want to cry in your beer, or dance in your cowboy boots, or sit on the porch and chew grass, or whatever people say about bluegrass. I’m pretty sure Melissa Carper could sing that Great Green Gobs of Greasy Grimey Gofer Guts song and the heartbreaking softness of her voice would still show through.