contact/pr

  • email CMRifkin at Gmail.com
  • PR-downloadable bio/press kit coming soon
  • Quotes
  • "Carol Rifkin is an expert on mountain music from many angles. She sings and plays it, she writes about it, and she’s the host of the popular “This Old Porch” radio show on WNCW...Rifkin knows her stuff. And she’s one of the most high-profile figures in Western North Carolina and beyond, working to keep mountain music thriving." Bill Kopp, Bold Life Magazine
  • "An enjoyable evening of great old time music with beautiful harmonies, plenty of humor and even some "stage stomping" dance," Lynn L. Shields, Executive Director,  Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center
  • "You can tell the members of Paul's Creek Band like each other, it comes through in their smooth harmonies, their solid playing and the infectious good time they bring to their shows," Grammy winner David Holt
  • "Paul's Creek Band represents what mountain music in the Blue Ridge is all about! The musicianship and variety is wonderful. And their interaction with the audience really makes for a great show. Feed & Seed highly recommends this band,"  Phillip Trees, Feed & Seed
  • "That's the best dancing i ever heard," Doc Watson, after playing for Carol with David Holt during their set at MountainSongs Festival 2010
  • Paul's Creek was recently featured in the Asheville Citizen Times (Tony Kiss), Mountaineer (Stina Sieg), Yancey Common Times, Weaverville Tribune and more. Stories on the web soon!
  • Carol Rifkin was recently chosen one of the top 12 women in music and dance in WNC by the July 2013 WNC Woman Magazine...
  • "Any group that has garnered acclaim from Doc Watson and David Holt is impressive. But the members of  Paul’s Creek would be impressive anywhere. Carol Rifkin, Jamie Soesbee, Tom Pittman, and Arvil Freeman are ... some of the best mountain musicians the area has to offer." WNC Travel Intelligence June 2013