The Floyd Radio Show February Edition with Twin Creeks Stringband, New Standard & Riley Baugus
Venue: Floyd Country Store, Floyd
Organizations: New Standard, Riley Baugus, Twin Creeks Stringband
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Time: 7:30 - 10:00 PM
Event Types: Music, Arts & Theatre, Speaking Engagements
Cost:
Advance Tickets: $12.00
Day of the Show: $15.00

Description:
The Floyd Country Store presents the January 2020 Edition of The Floyd Radio Show on Saturday, January 4, 2020 starting at 7:30 pm.

This month’s guests include Twin Creeks Stringband, New Standard and Riley Baugus.

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 celebrating American roots music. 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.

Twin Creeks Stringband plays music for dancing playing a strong rhythmic old time sound that goes back many generations.

In the late 1970s, a group of neighbors and friends got together to play the music that had been passed down in the Dry Hill and Ferrum areas of Franklin County. Some of the musicians were falling behind on their timing one day while playing and having some fun, and one spectator commented that he was going to call the group the Dry Hill Draggers.

Banjo player Jimmy Boyd and his brother Billy Boyd started the official Dry Hill Draggers band in 1981. The group flourished, and more than thirty years later, some of the Dry Hill Draggers members formed Twin Creeks Stringband, including Jared Boyd, grandson of Jimmy Boyd, a third generation claw-hammer banjo player; his dad Stacy Boyd on upright bass; Jason Hambrick on guitar and vocals; and Chris Prillaman on fiddle. Twin Creeks Stringband has a particularly driving old-time beat that is irresistible to dancers, and they are popular performers at the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival, as well as at the Galax Old Fiddlers’ Convention.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/Twincreeksoldtime

New Standard is a traditional and hard driving bluegrass band from Central and Southwest Virginia. New Standard plays a mix of traditional Bluegrass and Gospel music, honoring those before us such as Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, Reno & Smiley, and The Stanley Brothers, and we also play some original Bluegrass and Gospel mus

Links:

http://www.newstandardbluegrass.com/
https://www.facebook.com/New-Standard-219192514818620

Riley Baugus represents the best of old time American banjo and song. His powerful singing voice and his expert musicianship place him squarely in the next generation of the quality American roots tradition.

Riley Baugus is a North Carolina native who began singing and playing music at an early age. Raised in a household where recordings of old-time music were often played, he developed a love and appreciation for traditional, Southern Appalachian music. He and his family attended the Regular Baptist church, where unaccompanied singing was the tradition.

Riley began playing the fiddle at age 10, but soon after switched to playing the guitar. By the time he was 12, he and his father built a banjo from scrap wood and he once again began to learn another instrument. Riley began honing his musical skills with close friend and neighbor, fiddler Kirk Sutphin, by visiting elder traditional musicians in and around Grayson County, Virginia and Surry County, North Carolina. He often visited, played with, and learned from fiddlers Tommy Jarrell (a National Heritage Award recipient) and Robert Sykes and from banjo player Dix Freeman.

His singing is featured on the soundtrack to the Academy Award winning film Cold Mountain and whirlwind Hollywood experience ensued, culminating in a place on the star studded "Great High Mountain" tour.

In 2008, a call from T-Bone Burnett put Riley back in the studio in Nashville, this time as a contributor to the Grammy award winning Album Of The Year, "Raising Sand" - the multi-million selling album by Alison Krauss and Robert Plant. Two years later, Riley's banjo playing was featured on Willie Nelson's Grammy nominated recording "Country Music".

Riley has taught at camps and festivals around the world. When not teaching or building banjos, Riley can be found out on the road performing. He plays with the Dirk Powell Band and with Kirk Sutphin. He is a frequent guest of Polecat Creek and of Tim O'Brien with Dirk Powell. With Ira Bernstein, he presents the show "Appalachian Roots", a unique showcase of Appalachian music and dance.

Links:

http://rileybaugus.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Riley-Baugus-Music-137480982953940

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-2020-02-01.

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.

The Floyd Country Store occurs on the first Saturday of the month from September through May.

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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