Martha Spencer & The White Top Mountain Band
It’s no secret that Martha Spencer of White Top Mountain Band is one of my favorite photographic ubjects.
The talented musician/singer/entertainer is the sparkplug of the Family Band out of the Grayson highlands.
The photo at right was a rare quiet moment on stage for Martha. It was a grab shot during FloydFest six years ago but remains my favorite.
The shot at the top of this article is actually a screen grab of a video shot taken during one of the band’s frequent appearances at The Floyd Country Store. They are also a regular summer attraction at Oak Grove Pavilion at Zion Lutheran Church.
Martha and the White Top Mountain Band are not residents of Floyd County but they are here enough that they truly are among the faces of Floyd.
Long-time newspaperman, photographer and videographer who still shoots photos and covers government and courts for a newspaper, shoots video for TV and documentary use and owns web sites like Blue Ridge Muse, Capitol Hill Blue and American Newsreel.