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The Floyd Radio Show
March 3, 2018 : 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm$12. – $15.
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17 hrs ·
Live from The Floyd Country Store in the heart of downtown Floyd, Virginia! The Floyd Radio Show brings together a new variety show every month. A series of guest hosts perform original radio plays, comedy bits, ads, jingles, music and more. Each show features the finest old-timey musical acts, from storytelling banjo players to flatpicking guitarists to hard-driving string bands. Tickets for The Floyd Radio Show are $12.00 in advance or $15.00 the day of the show. They are available online, at the store, or by calling 540-745-4563.
Our March 2018 Musical Guests!
House & Land with Jake Fussell
House & Land is a collaboration of Sally Anne Morgan of the Black Twig Pickers (Thrill Jockey) and Sarah Louise (Scissor Tail Editions, forthcoming VDSQ).
Together, Sarah and Sally play haunting psychedelic Appalachian folk drone that invokes the rhododendron thickets, creeks and mountains of their local landscape in Western North Carolina. Sarah Louise is a preeminent 12-string guitarist, whose playing is influenced by clawhammer banjo and other nature-based drone styles from around the world. Her lush, hypnotic compositions are bolstered by Sally’s droning fiddle style, that incorporates traditional mountain fiddle tunes as well as modern improvisation and minimalism.
Sally’s playing in the Black Twig Pickers, who have a history of collaborating with guitar heavyweights from Jack Rose to Steve Gunn, has geared her towards this perfect collaboration with Sarah. Together as House & Land, they weave their instrumental prowess with medieval vocal harmonies to create something both rooted in tradition and altogether new.
Trevor McKenzie & Steve Kruger
McKenzie, originally from southwest Virginia, is a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist playing fiddle, guitar and banjo. The progeny of cattle farmers, he first gravitated to old-time music through an early interest in regional history and a keen desire to avoid doing manual labor. Though only mildly successful in the latter ambition, he gathered a respect for the communities, historical events and stories which continue to build the canon of traditional music.
Encouraged initially by family and church music, his formal training began at Jim Lloyd’s Barbershop in Rural Retreat, Virginia. In recent years he has continued to learn from and be humbled by skilled musicians from along the Appalachians and around the world.
McKenzie currently lives in Deep Gap, where he performs as a sideman with several regional acts including the Elkville String Band and the Laurel Creek String Band. On weekdays, he puts his historical knowledge and dusting skills to work in the archives of the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection at Appalachian State University.
Joining McKenzie is folklorist and musician Steve Kruger, a former Watauga and Ashe County resident with a wide repertoire of fiddle tunes and ballads from northwestern North Carolina. Kruger is regionally known as an award-winning fiddler, singer and banjo player and was co-author of the 2013 book “Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina.”