Click links below to see video:

Carol Rifkin dancing to Tommy Jarrell, Aly Bain, Paul Brown and more in 1985

this shortened version shows Carol dancing and playing w/o  the Tommy Jarrell interview 

October 2012: Fiddler Arvil Freeman interview and music with David Holt on banjo and Carol Rifkin on guitar, film by Kent Withington .

“St. Annes Reel” on a very cold 2017 night at the NC Mountain State Fair by Carol Rifkin, Jeanette and Mark Queen. 

Carol rifkin plays the blues on a hot day at the 2012 Bluff Mountain Festival.


Carol Rifkin plays Harmonica on “Hesitation Blue”s with Lyndsay Pruett, Troy Harrison and Jamie Soesbee at Asheville’s Mountain Dance and Folk Festival 2010

Carol Rifkin, Jeanette Queen play “”Frankie and Johnny” with Roger Howell, George Buckner at Mars Hill University where Carol was presented with the Bascom Lamar Lundford Award October 2016

Merlefest April 2010  Carol sings “Keep on the Sunny Side” with Arvil Freeman and Paul’s Creek

Arvil Freeman with Carol Rifkin and Paul’s Creek play his version of  “Sail Away Ladies” at MerleFest 2010

August 2012-Carol Rifkin, Jamie Soesbee, Arvil Freeman, Chance Shivers as Paul’s Creek at Asheville’s Mountain Dance and Folk Festival. Carol sings “Remember Me”  (video by Kent Withington)

Carol Rifkin and Paul’s Creek with guest fiddler Arvil Freeman play “Rose of My Heart” for a waltzing MerleFest 2010

August 25, 2012 Carol Rifkin sings “Radio in the Henhouse” with Arvil Freeman and Paul’s Creek (video by Kent Withington)

June 30 2012 Carol Rifkin sings “Hobo’s Last Request” and “When the Wagon Was New” with Arvil Freeman and Paul’s Creek  (video by Kent Withington)


December 2011 Carol Rifkin dances to Doc Watson, David Holt, T. Michael Coleman

Carol Rifkin dance to Doc Watson, David Holt and Josh Goforth at MerleFest 2010




in 2011 Carol Rifkin and Paul’s Creek’s were selected to represent mountain music and included on the video produced by the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area.

“Paul’s Creek” released in 2010, features Carol Rifkin, Jamie Soesbee, Arvil Freeman, Troy Harrison, Ralph, Marty and Don Lewis, Tim Gardner. 

Carol appears on her first solo CD “Old and New From the Mountains” in the mid ’90s w friends David Holt, Rich Hartness, Bucky Hanks and more.

Carol appears as a duet with Roger Howell on the “75th Anniversary of the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival” recording

Carol plays guitar and sings on Roger Howell’s “Hills and Heroes” recording

Carol plays and sings with Dick Tarrier, Paul Herling, the Swamp Cats, Doug Dorshug and Ed Snodderly on Dick Tarrier’s  mid ’80s release  “Songs for Older Kids”

Carol  appears on the 2008 release “Buddy Carol and Jamie”

a full listing will be available soon.

all but Dick Tarrier’s recordings are still available, contact