There would be no Folk Revival of the 1960s without Maybelle Carter, no country–rock bands of the ’70s, and no alternative-country singers of our present era. Maybelle Carter crossed styles, crossed genres, and crossed generations. And yet, Maybelle Carter is not a household name to many folks, even in the Appalachian region.
So, “Mother Maybelle” will reveal herself in a one-woman show combining theatrical performance, and music to give audiences a sense of this warm and larger-than-life figure with a twinkle of mischief in her eyes (she is in the afterlife when the play takes place).
The show will be presented at 3 pm on July 10th at Barking Legs Theater. The play is written and performed by Peggy Douglas. Pattee Wilbanks and Barbara McCuiston will accompany Mother Maybelle, with original Carter Family songs. As an extra added attraction, Marcy and Jeff Paulson of the Tin Cup Rattlers will open the show.