Pretty Little Goat is grassroots music at its finest. The band formed in 2013 through their common grounding in the deep well of local tradition found in the mountains of Western North Carolina. As young lovers of old-time music, Pretty Little Goat began winning string band competitions right away. Over the last four years the Goats have collaborated with many well respected local musicians including Jamie Laval, Blake Ellege, members of the Steep Canyon Rangers, Jeff Sipe, Jonathan Grey of Jump Little Children and many others.
Members of the band are dedicated mentors to the next generation of musicians. Always looking for new and exciting ways to inspire young people, they have been deeply involved in the local JAM (Junior Appalachian Musicians) program, music camps, schools and more.
Pretty Little Goat’s distinct lineup makes them stand out in the world of string music. Mallory Carter plays washboard like nobody you’ve ever seen. JT Linville is an exceptionally tasteful bassist. Owen Grooms plunks the banjo like water rolling over rocks. Josh Carter presents a unique mandolin style that is accentuated by the absence of a guitar in this string band. Come see for yourself!