He told the jokes, introduced the band members and a played a 'mean,' professionnal level fiddle of more than two dozen bluegrass and gospel songs, including a hot rendition of one of the top fiddle favorites, Orange Blossom Special, before a crowd of more than two hundred lining Jonesborough's main street.
Each week the town closes off the street from 6 - 9 p.m. for the weekly free presentation and to make room for the clog dancers who pop up out of the audience, with clogging shoes already on, to cut a rug during their favorite bluegrass numbers.
Carson has competed in competitions, winning first place in 2008, 2010, and 2011 in the under 17 age division, in the Bluegrass and Old-Time Fiddlers' Convention in Mt. Airy, NC.
He has also been named Tennessee Peewee Fiddle Champion for 2010 and winner of first place in the Youth Old-Time Fiddle category a the Old Fiddlers' Convention in Galax, VA in 2010.
Carson isn't 100% ready for prime time on the national stage, but he's getting there fast. He's better than anything you'll see on America's Got Talent.
Music on the square, is a weekly Friday night feature in Jonesborough during the summer months. People came bring pets, girlfriends, mothers-in-law, food and drinks, in addition to other food and beverage concessions available on the street.
And dancing is allowed in the street and on the sidewalks. Anyone in the Tri-Cities area is encouraged to drop by and enjoy the music of the night.
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