Father and son duo, Andrew and Jim Baxter, were an African-American string band based in Calhoun, Georgia. Andrew's heritage was slightly different in that he was half-Cherokee. During that era Gordon County was a regional center for string band music. This encouraged the musical development of the Baxter's style in that they could play a number of styles of music and collaborate with many of the other local musicians. In August 1927, the Baxters accompanied a white Georgia string band, the Georgia Yellow Hammers (who were impressed with their playing), to Charlotte for a recording session.