Category Archives: Video

Dancing in the streets

Dancing in the streets and on the stages at The Friday Night Jamboree and the streets of Floyd on the last Friday night of June.

It was, of course, a good time had by all. Continue Reading

Street Rockin’

A cooler and wetter Spring kept musicians at a minimum on the streets of Floyd this year but a warm, pleasant Friday night brought out the musicians, the fans and the dancers this past weekend. Continue Reading

Chantilly Bluegrass & BBQ: The video

The assignment for this weekend was photos for The Floyd Press, which means concentration on capturing still images of The Chantilly Farms Bluegrass & BBQ Festival for the next edition of the newspaper that provides much of my living nowadays.

It didn’t mean much time to shoot video of the event. ┬áIn the past I have used multiple cameras and a good sound system to capture and music and visuals of the event. Continue Reading

Music on the Streets

Yeah, the weather was a little nippy on Friday night on Locust Street in Floyd when musicians gathered on the street and the sounds of music flowed in the open air. Continue Reading

A Saturday Night dance


A rescheduled Saturday night dance, postponed because of weather, came to the Floyd County Store this weekend with the New Ballard Branch Bogtrotters and an enthusiastic crowd of fans, along with the Old Mountain cloggers on a cool night of mid-March.

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Living on Floyd Time?  Or not.

Living on Floyd Time? Or not.

My physical therapist at Professional Rehab Associates next to New River Carilion Hospital apologized Wednesday for a slight delay in starting my latest session. “No problem,” I said. “If I was in a hurry, I wouldn’t live in Floyd.” Living in Floyd includes means being on “Floyd Time,” a timeline that does not conform to… Continue Reading

Lights! Camera! Music!

The Mike Mitchell Band opens what appears to be a concert at The Barn at Chantilly Farms outside of the Blue Ridge Mountain town of Floyd, Virginia, a community where old time music and bluegrass reigns supreme.

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Lady Buffs beat Buffalo Gap; Next stop, Richmond

Lady Buffs beat Buffalo Gap; Next stop, Richmond

Floyd County High School’s Lady Buffaloes took Saturday’s Virginia High School League’s State Quarterfinal match 69-57 over the Lady Bison from Buffalo Gap in a hard-fought match. Buffalo Gap took the lead shortly after the game started and led 31-26 at the half but Floyd but never let the Lady Bison get too far ahead… Continue Reading

Musicians are, therefore they jam

Musical jams, gatherings of musicians to play music with other musicians they may or may not know, are regular features throughout Southwestern Virginia.

Such jams are Saturday afternoon staples at The Floyd Country Store, home of the legendary Friday Night Jamboree. Continue Reading

Cold night, warm Jamboree

As the old song says, “the weather outside if frightful” but the action inside the Friday Night Jamboree, an internationally-acclaimed weekly gathering of old time music and Bluegrass fans was warm and inviting. Continue Reading

After the storm: Pickin’ and Dancin’

May have been snow on the ground and treacherous conditions on many secondary roads in Floyd County on Sunday, the day after the storm called Jonas, but that didn’t keep the musicians from The Floyd Country Store for an Old-Time Music Jam. Continue Reading

2015: The year that was

Looking back on the video shot in 2015 in and around Floyd County.

As with most years, the the music culture of the county dominated most of the filming, especially close looks at old-time and Bluegrass. Continue Reading

The Hard Thymes Band

Old-time and bluegrass music brought dancers out in force at the Wildwood General Store on U.S. 221 South of Floyd on the final Saturday night of 2015 in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwestern Virginia.
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The John Cowan Band

No Jamboree this week because it fell on Christmas day so we are offering this video clip of The John Cowan Band’s appearance at The Floyd Country Store last Saturday night.
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