Old Time Dance with Twin Creeks Stringband:

Date: August 20, 2022
Time: 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Venue: Floyd Country Store
Organizations: Twin Creeks Stringband
Cost: $10.00
Description: The Floyd Country Store presents an Old Time Dance with Twin Creeks Stringband on Saturday, August 20, 2022.

Hit the dance floor at The Floyd Country Store with friends and family!

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

Tickets are $10.00 available in advance or the day of the show.

To purchase tickets online, visit: https://aftontickets.com/event/buyticket/1g9gn1wj8v.

Doors open at 6:00 PM and the dance starts at 7:00 PM.

For more information, visit: https://www.floydcountrystore.com/event/old-time-dance-2022-08-20 or https://www.facebook.com/floydcountrystore or call 540-745-4563.