Tag: Floyd Country Store

Paying homage to the Stanley Brothers

The traditional music of the legendary Stanley Brothers came to The Floyd Country Store Thursday as part of the Mountains of Music Homecoming on the Crooked Road of Southwestern Virginia. Led by Ralph Stanley II, the band included country music veterans like Junior Sisk, Don Rigsby Dewey Brown, Tommy Brown and Randall Hibbits, the band

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Lots to do in our area on this Easter weekend

Music and Easter for this third weekend of April. The weekend includes a tribute to John Denver Saturday night at The Floyd Country Store.  The Friday Night Jamboree, Bluegrass music at Wildwood and a strong lineup of bands at Dogtown and Buffalo Mountain Brewery provide choices for varied musical tastes. Good Friday also brings warnings

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70th edition of The Floyd Radio Show

Another great night of music, skits and entertainment at The Floyd Radio Show at The Country Store on Saturday. The music came from The Sunny Mountain Serenaders, a trio of old-time players featuring Mark Campbell on fiddler, Mac Traynham with banjo and harmonica and John Schwab on backup guitar; Gina Furtado on banjo, her sister

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Good music & lots more for the weekend

After incredibly warm winter weather for this start of February, cooler weather returns for this second weekend of the Valentine month. Music — a constant here in our part of the Blue Ridge — provides The Friday Night Jamboree, the Jeff Little Trio at the Country Store on Saturday night along with Brad & the

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Banjos saved him from death by tomatoes

Retired corporate company resurrection expert Keith Alessi traced a fatal threat of esophageal cancer to acid reflux from eating tomatoes so he did for himself what he did for companies — find out how to save a dying enterprise and put it back on track. He told that story Saturday night at The Floyd Country

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Dance lessons from a master

Martha Spencer of the Whitetop Mountain Band led a class for dancing to the music at events like The Friday Night Jamboree and for their show at The Floyd Country Store this past Saturday Night, a production of the store’s Handmade Music School. She conducted the class in cowboy boots and a Halloween costume for

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Great music and pleasant memories at the Floyd Radio Show

Saturday night provided a double dose of personal pleasure. I’ve had the honor of filming the Floyd Radio Show at the Floyd Radio Show since its first Saturday night event eight years ago.  Last Saturday night provided a chance to once again film The Wildmans, the Floyd family band that I first photographed and filmed

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Jammin’ at the Floyd Country Store on a Sunday afternoon

Fans of old time traditional and bluegrass music gather each Sunday afternoon for a long and enjoyable jam session of musicians and impromptu dancers at The Floyd Country Store. The store’s internationally-known Friday Night Jamboree in the 1960s and 70s at what was then Cockram’s General Store began with jam sessions around a wood burning

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Floyd Radio Show opens for eighth season

The Floyd Radio Show kicked off its eighth season Saturday night at the Country Store with music from The Original Orchard Grass String Band, After Jack and Allison DeGroot & Tatiana Hargreaves along with skits and more.

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