April 2018 Floyd Radio Show with Tyler Hughes & Sam Gleaves, Curtis Eller & The Bipeds & More
Venue: Floyd Country Store, Floyd
Organizations: Amber Collins & Branch House, Curtis Eller, The Bipeds, Tyler Hughes & Sam Gleaves
Date: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time: 7:30 - 10:00 PM
Event Types: Music, Arts & Theatre, Speaking Engagements
Advance Tickets: $12.00
Day of the Show: $15.00

The Floyd Country Store presents the April 2018 Floyd Radio Show include Tyler Hughes & Sam Gleaves, Curtis Eller & The Bipeds and Amber Collins & Branch House Pavilion on Saturday, April 7, 2018 starting at 7:30 pm.

Live from The Floyd Country Store in the heart of downtown Floyd, Virginia! The Floyd Country Store brings together a new variety show every month. A series of guest hosts will 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.

Sam Gleaves & Tyler Hughes play old time country music and newly written songs from the Appalachian mountains. Sam and Tyler's programs feature fiddle and banjo hoedowns, close mountain harmonies, stories of all kinds, Carter Family-inspired autoharp and guitar, country gospel songs, lonesome ballads and flatfoot dancing. Both Sam and Tyler come from southwest Virginia and as a duo they write and perform contemporary songs that tell stories from present-day Appalachia.

Sam and Tyler have performed at venues and festivals throughout the United States, including the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the Old Songs Festival, The State Fair of Virginia, Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion and others. They have appeared on West Virginia Public Radio's Mountain Stage and Lexington, Kentucky's Red Barn Radio (broadcast on Kentucky Educational Television). The duo released their first record SAM GLEAVES & TYLER HUGHES on the Community Music, INC label in June 2017. Two-time Grammy award winner Cathy Fink produced the recording which has been featured by The Old Time Herald, No Depression, The Bluegrass Situation, fROOTS Magazine and others.



Curtis Eller is a banjo player, songwriter and rock & roll singer. A twenty-year show business veteran, Eller and his band The American Circus have developed a devoted international following based on dynamic, highly physical stage performances and an extensive catalog of curious phonographic recordings. The iconoclastic musician has spent more than a decade relentlessly touring the club, theatre and festival stages of a dozen countries in North America and Europe.

Eller is a gifted and prolific songwriter who's banjo-driven songs describe a dreamlike vision of American history where all points in time have collapsed into one. Past recordings have seen a ghastly parade of historical luminaries, from Abraham Lincoln and Buster Keaton to Amelia Earhart and Joe Louis, sharing the spotlight with a host of Civil War generals and corrupt 19th century politicians. The American Circus is diligently at work on a new full-length album on which they have augmented their indelicate, rock & roll rhythms with a tempestuous cloud of horns and an graceless choir of backsliders in their quest to bring Eller's historically evocative compositions to vivid, cinematic life.



Since its inception in 2015, The Bipeds Dance Company, under the direction of dancer/choreographer Stacy Wolfson and banjo player/ songwriter Curtis Eller, has thrived in the pursuit of a collaborative ideal. Performers of various disciplines are brought together to seek out the elusive flashes of inspiration that flare up where their disparate techniques intersect.

Wolfson and Eller have devised a unique compositional approach that seamlessly combines movement, music and lyrics to create a peculiar and compelling hybrid of dance and song. They cast the finished pieces with dancers and musicians possessing the curiosity, technical proficiency and requisite disdain for boundaries to delve into one another's mediums. Musicians become dancers, dancers become singers, and unhinged howls of wild abandon are briefly and inevitably reconciled with harmony and grace.

The Bipeds made their theatrical debut in June 2016 with the evening-length, "Never Enough Better Nothing" in conjunction with Eller's rock & roll band The American Circus. Wolfson and Eller have since developed a series of music/dance duets entitled "Hypnagogiacs" that premiered in Tobacco Road Dance Productions annual concert in 2017 and they have since showcased in a variety of theaters and festivals in North Carolina and New York.



Branch House was put together by the trio Amber Collins, Abe Goorsky and Scott Patrick to be able to play a wider variety of music including country, gospel, folk, Americana, bluegrass, and acoustic rock songs. They rely on strong songwriting, instrumental versatility and superb vocals to bring the music they love to a diverse audience.

Branch House Pavilion was initially thought of as a way to branch away from bluegrass, but it was more about exploring originality in songs no matter the genre. Whether it be an interesting back story on how the song was written or a heartfelt display of emotion singing it, Branch House Pavilion has a focus more on the song rather than individuality. Having a singer as dynamic as Amber, the versatility that Abe has on mandolin or guitar, and the songwriting passion that Scott carries with him, all on one stage with three part harmony, it creates a close and comfortable musical journey at each show. It’s like a private concert in your own living room!



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.

To purchase tickets online, visit: https://www.floydcountrystore.com/event/the-floyd-radio-show-april-7-2018.

Each show is streamed live during the show and is available as a podcast. Many of the past show are re-broadcasted by partnering radio stations.

For more information, visit: http://www.floydcountrystore.com/radio-show or https://www.facebook.com/floydcountrystore or call 540-745-4563.
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