Category: Photography

Hitting the dirt, bull riding style

The bulls bucked, the riders flew and the rodeo clowns helped keep things safe Friday night at Chantilly Farms as the Floyd Livestock and County Fair kicked off in wild style Friday night. More photos and story on this event and the Fair itself in the next edition of The Floyd Press.

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Horsing around and more in Check

Check’s community festival brought area residents together for games, music, food and a horse pull at the elementary school Sunday, plus a gathering of alumni from the old Check high school and others who attended elementary. The horse pull was a main attraction as five teams hauled a weighted platform that started at 2,000 pounds

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Jesse McReynolds & The Virginia Boys

Bluegrass legend Jesse McReynolds and The Virginia Boys took to the stage of The Floyd Country Store Thursday night as part of The Crooked Road Homecoming series of concerts throughout Southwestern Virginia. McReynolds, who is 86, was part of the Jim and Jesse bluegrass duo and pioneered a mixture of “cross picking” and “split string”

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Good weather, good music, good weekend

A nice, albeit hot, weekend for the area and lots on tab for those of us who always want and need something to do. Good, clear weather means music on the streets along South Locust throughout the Friday evening.  Nuthin’ Common, a popular band, plans their first music of the season next to The Station

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Youth helps preserve bluegrass & traditional music

Some might claim that bluegrass and traditional country music serves the older generation but spending two days at the Chantilly Farms Bluegrass & BBQ Festival disproves that belief. One needs only to see strong performances by young groups like Gravel Road, The Wildmans, the Church Sisters and others to know that it will most likely

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Perhaps, after all the clouds, rain and cooler than normal weather, we can actually now enjoy Spring and then Summer. Perhaps. Then, again, Mother Nature is a prickly thing with some bitchy tendencies. Time may tell. Or it may not.

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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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