Category: Photography

The Lonesome River Band at Chantilly Farms

A sellout crowd packed The Barn at Chantilly Farms near Floyd Sunday night for the completion of a tour promoting the new CD of Lonesome River Band with Sammy Shelor on banjo, Brandon Rickman on guitar, Mike Hartgrove on fiddle, Barry Reed on bass and Randy Jones on mandolin and vocals. Shelor, of Meadows of

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A snowy President’s Day

The snow was less than a foot, less than half a foot in some areas by Monday afternoon and nothing was falling from the sky in most parts of Floyd County around 2:00 p.m. But the storm is not over as rain, part of it freezing, is expected to fall overnight Monday and will make

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Dancing the night away

Yes, baby, it was cold outside on Friday night but the music was playing and the dancers were hopping inside the Friday Night Jamboree at The Floyd Country Store. The photos above and below are video captures of the large and enthusiastic crowd on the dance floor.  I have a lot of music filmed from

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Dancing and then some on a Friday Night

Good crowds at The Friday Night Jamboree at the Country Store and a free music night at Dogtown Roadhouse kept downtown Floyd hopping to begin the weekend on a cold night. Dancers young and old packed the floor to hear old time music and Bluegrass at the Country Store.  The store will be packed again

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Warm, great day in late November

One does not normally expect to be walking around in downtown Floyd on November 27 wearing a short sleeve shirt but that was the weather on Friday. The temperature topped 65 degrees in the afternoon, the sky was blue and the sun shone down brightly and, more importantly, warmly. So the Harley Switchback came out

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A full moon and Happy Thanksgiving

A bright Autumn full moon arrived along with Thanksgiving this year, giving us a glow from the heavens to help us appreciate what we have and thank others for what they do. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Blue Ridge Muse…well the two of us…and our thanks for being part of the incredible life

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The Blue Eyed Betty’s

They are called “The Blue Eyed Betty’s” and their song list is eclectic and entertaining. The Betty’s — Ben Meckel on guitar, Sarah Hund on fiddle and Daniel Emond on banjo — returned to The Floyd Country Store’s Americana Afternoon Saturday with their mix of traditional, pop, country and original compositions on a daily mix

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Brings people together

Floyd is a diverse area and that diversity is most visible in the music heritage that dominates the county and Southwestern Virginia.

I shot this photo on Locust Street on a Friday night in Floyd in 2007. It still is one of my favorites because it shows young and old and those of different lifestyles playing together.

The music brings people together.

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Spring moon

Even when it’s not full, the moon in the sky is something to see. Caught this while photographing soccer at Floyd County High School on Monday night. Photographed hand-held on a Canon EOS-1D X with a 300mm Canon f/2.8 lens.

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