The Fiddlin' Carson Peters Band
Carson Peters, or “Fiddlin’ Carson Peters,” as he is becoming known started playing the fiddle at the ripe old age of 3 when his parents bought him a 1/8 size fiddle. By age 4, he was playing in fiddle competitions and jamming at musical festivals. Carson has continued to hone the fiddlin’ and singing talents that God has so graciously blessed him with and has won many competitions along the way. At eleven years old, Carson is a seasoned performer playing numerous venues with his band throughout the region; Bristol Rhythm and Roots, Dollywood’s Bluegrass and BBQ, Asheville’s Bluegrass First Class, Song of the Mountains and WDVX’s World Class Bluegrass concert series to name a few. Carson has also had the honor to play on national TV as a guest on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as well as play with Jimmy Fortune on the floor of the Tennessee State Senate. On March 28th of 2014, Carson’s dream of playing on the Grand Ole Opry stage was realized when he was invited by Ricky Skaggs to comeand perform with him and Kentucky Thunder. In May of 2014, Cason was asked to make a reappearance at the Opry, but this time with his own band. On July 31st, 2014, Carson made his Ryman Auditorium debut playing with Ricky Skaggs during the 2014 Bluegrass Nights series.
Carson says winning trophies and getting your name in the newspaper is “really cool” but that is not the main reason he works so hard at his music. “It’s all about using the talent GOD gave me to make people smile!” Carson truly loves to entertain people!
Carson has been blessed to have a great band to help him entertain audiences at local venues around the region performing old-time, bluegrass and gospel music. The band consists of Tom and Bobbie Dier from Greene County, TN and Carson’s father, Jamie Peters.
Tom plays the bass or “big fiddle” as Carson calls it. In addition to playing a great bass for the band, Tom is also a writer and loves to farm on their property in Greene County.
Bobbie is a musician of many talents and has been an avid bluegrass and old time music fan for many years. In addition to playing the mandolin for over thirty years, Bobbie also plays banjo, guitar, and mountain dulcimer and participated in the ETSU Bluegrass Program.
The rhythm guitar in the band is played by Carson’s father, Jamie. He has loved bluegrass since starting to play guitar at age 8. After a long break from playing the guitar, his love for pickin’ was reignited when Carson began playing. In any spare time, Jamie also loves restoring and driving old muscle cars.
Carson is truly blessed to have these fine Christian musicians in his band.
Carson lives in Piney Flats, Tennessee with his parents Jamie and Robin. When he is not “fiddlin’ around”, he is just an ordinary country boy who enjoys sports, hunting, riding his four wheeler and going to church.
In addition to entertaining with his band, Carson plays music with his special friends, Howard and Vivian Hammonds, and their fine gospel group, Headed Home, in churches around the region. He also frequently entertains at area nursing homes as well as the VA hospital in Johnson City.
You can get more info about The Fiddlin’ Carson Peters Band and upcoming shows at their website www.fiddlincarsonpeters.com
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