Country Ham


  • An old-time string band from the Washington DC area.
  • Formed in 1975 by Carl and Judy Pagter.
  • The Pagters have homes in both Virginia and California. (Carl works in Walnut Creek, California and lives there much of the year while Judy lives on the Pagter Farm in Barboursville, Virginia.)
  • Band also featured master fiddler Joe Meadows.
  • Carl is the founder of the California Bluegrass Association.
  • 2023, Carl Pagter died at the age of 89.