Category: Faces of Floyd

Martha Spencer & The White Top Mountain Band

It’s no secret that Martha Spencer of White Top Mountain Band is one of my favorite photographic ubjects. The talented musician/singer/entertainer is the sparkplug of the Family Band out of the Grayson highlands. The photo at right was a rare quiet moment on stage for Martha.  It was a grab shot during FloydFest six years

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A Floyd Friday night

With more and more Springlike weather (while not forgetting the cold weather in the weekend’s forecast), the streets of Floyd are packed with music and listeners on Friday nights. The traditional “First Friday” observations at The Jacksonville Center, Winter Sun and Station on South Locust added to the crowd this past Friday night as the

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A marriage made in bluegrass heaven

Serena Wimmer and Donald Jacobs tied the knot at the Jamboree in Floyd Friday night. The met at the Jamboree, danced many a night away and fell in love amid the clogging, flatfooting and bluegrass music. So the music stopped briefly Friday night and the dance floor and stage became a wedding chapel for the

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A national honor and playing with the master

Two of Mike Mitchell’s music students got the chance to play on stage with the legendary Wayne Henderson Wednesday as the Floyd County Store and Virginia’s Crooked Road took to the national stage for special recognition by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Hannah and Laurel Brooke joined Henderson on stage at the Country Store

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Where is the support for our veterans?

With Daylight Savings Time coming earlier than ever nowdays, the afternoon shadows ran long Sunday afternoon for the annual Veterans Day Parade in downtown Floyd and the crowd was a far cry from what it once was in a county where service to country was once considered important and worthy of more respect and attention.

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Farmers Market roofing party

Community residents gathered on Locust Street Saturday morning for an old-fashioned roofing party to help put the roof on the new Farmers Market next to the Station on South Locust. The Market,  scheduled to be ready for the Split Rail Eco Fair next weekend, will host not only a Farmers Market but other events and

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Old rider

I generally don’t post pictures of myself on this web site but reader Jeff Blakley sent in this shot taken in front of the Floyd County Store a couple of Friday nights ago. Thanks Jeff for reminding me that some of us just never grow up.

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A busy Friday night in Floyd

Any way you slice it, Friday nights are special in Floyd and a holiday weekend brings out even more of a crowd on the streets with music (top), street artists (right) and what Floyd is best known for: Bluegrass. This Friday night also featured the opening of new shops in the Station on South Locust,

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