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
A capacity crowd of both locals and visitors who shelled out five bucks each for a night of music, cornpone comedy and storytelling showed up Saturday night for the first broadcast of the Floyd Radio Show at the Country Store. The show, which airs the first Saturday Night of each month was broadcast live over
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
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
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
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.
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
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,