Category Archives: Video

Driving in the snow

Floyd County Schools closed Monday. So are nearly all public and private schools in the New River and Roanoke valleys.

Still a lot of snow on the ground and with temperatures Monday remaining below freezing, the chances of much melting are nil. 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