The Carter Family ignited the world of country music and brought it out of the mountains of Virginia, presenting it to the larger world in the 1920s. The late June Carter Cash, wife of Johnny Cash, was the daughter of founder Mother Maybelle Carter and was once a part of the group’s successor, Mother Maybelle and the Carter Sisters. While the group is long-since history, its spirit lives on. Saturday night, fans can get a taste of that musical glory as the band Mother’s Boys perform at a Pasadena Folk Music Society show at Caltech.

Mother’s Boys consists of a group of old friends from California and New Mexico who love the music of the Carter Family, taking its name from Mother Maybelle Carter. Mother’s Boys has released a CD of Carter Family songs, “Home Among the Hills.”

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Music starts at 8 p.m. Saturday in Beckman Institute Auditorium, 400 S. Wilson Ave., Pasadena. Tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for Caltech students and children younger than 12. Call (626) 395-4652 or visit