Floyd Small Town Summer Series with Music from Music Road Co and Isaac Hadden Organ Trio & Movie
Venue: Warren G. Lineberry Memorial Park, Floyd
Organizations: Junior Sisk Band, Town of Floyd, Twin Creeks Stringband
Date: Thursday, August 4, 2022
Time: 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Event Types: Music, Food, Miscellaneous, Family Friendly, Arts & Theatre
Cost: Free
Description:
The Town of Floyd continues its 5th Annual Floyd Small Town Summer series featuring music from the Junior Sisk Band and the Twin Creeks Stringband on Thursday, August 4, 2022 outside at Warren G. Lineberry Memorial Park.

The Town of Floyd offers this series of free events to provide a fun, family-friendly atmosphere in downtown Floyd, VA. Featuring music, movies, face-painting, inflatables, games, food and beverage and special activities presented by a variety of community organizations! The events take place on alternating Thursdays from mid-June to the beginning of September.

Junior Sisk is widely recognized as one of today's top bluegrass vocalists, and a constant reminder that traditional bluegrass is still alive and well. A longtime resident of the Virginia Blue Ridge, his bluegrass pedigree runs deep. Influenced by a father who wrote songs and played guitar and a mother who sang, Sisk first learned to play around age 14. His early influences included The Stanley Brothers, Larry Sparks, and Dave Evans, but he often credits the Johnson Mountain Boys with inspiring him to pursue bluegrass professionally.

Sisk first made his mark in bluegrass as a songwriter in the early 1990s, penning classic Lonesome River Band songs like "Game (I Can't Win)" and "Tears Are Blinding Me." As a member of Wyatt Rice & Santa Cruz and Blueridge, he helped define the sound of driving, modern traditional bluegrass. In 1998, Sisk founded the Ramblers Choice band, and released "Sounds of the Mountains" on Rounder Records. After leaving Blueridge in 2006, he reformed Ramblers Choice and began a successful career on Rebel Records.

His 2011 album Heart of a Song helped bring the band into the spotlight and earned the prestigious IBMA Album of the Year Award in 2012. Its single "A Far Cry from Lester and Earl," which Sisk co-wrote, became a rallying cry for a resurgence of traditional sounds in bluegrass and additionally, received the 2012 Song of the Year Award from the IBMA. Sisk was further honored when he was named 2013 IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year, and his band earned the 2014 SPBGMA Bluegrass Band of the Year award. In 2016, "Longneck Blues," a collaboration with noted singer-songwriter Ronnie Bowman, was named Recorded Event of the Year by the IBMA. Most recently, Sisk received the 2017 Male Vocalist of the Year award from SPBGMA.

In 2015, Sisk signed with Mountain Fever Records and has been happily turning out hit after hit for them ever since. His most recent album, Brand New Shade Of Blue boasts the chart topping single "Whiskey and the Guitar."

Links:

https://juniorsisk.com/
https://www.facebook.com/juniorsiskband

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

Following the music, stick around for a screening of animated 2021 film "Sing 2" rated PG outside on the big screen. The film stars the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon and Scarlett Johansson.

Film Synopsis: Buster Moon and his friends must persuade reclusive rock star Clay Calloway to join them for the opening of a new show.

For more information about the film, visit: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6467266/.

The Small Town Summer Event Series is free and open to the public.

Grab your lawn chair and/or blanket.

Gates will be open and access provided to the public starting at 6:00 PM on all Floyd Small Town Summer events. Movies will begin when the sun goes down.

To view the event flyer, visit: https://i.postimg.cc/hvpQjWht/image.png or https://i.postimg.cc/C5McZ0MZ/image.png.

For more information, visit: http://floydsmalltownsummer.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/floydsmalltownsummer/.
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