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A busy musical night at the Jamboree

A busy musical night at the Jamboree

The Friday after Thanksgiving is not just Black Friday but also a busy night at Floyd’s iconic Friday Night Jamboree. With relatives and other visitors here in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the capacity crowd at the town’s weekly premier music event brought in a lot of new faces to dance to bands like The County… Continue Reading

They wanna dance

Another fun night of filming The Friday Night Jamboree in Floyd.

The kids dominated the dance floor, with their wild flourishes and unfettered movements on a hot, humid and rainy evening in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwestern Virginia.

Music by 2 Young, 2 Old. Continue Reading

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