When we wandered into Cafe del Sol Friday night I thought for a second we had been transported back to San Francisco in the 1960s and 70s.
Easy-listening jazz floated out the door, courtesy of John Winnike’s group (above) and the ambiance was about as laid back as you can get. Just up the street, the fenzy of the Friday Night Jamboree spilled out of Country Store.
A hard downpour right when the show started didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the crowd or the numbers that packed into the store. Friday night is music night in Floyd and the the town’s music row now runs from Winter Sun on the South End of town all the way to
Over the Moon at the extreme north end where guitarist Bernie Coveney (right) played before another full house.
In between you find music at Cafe del Sol, the Country Store, Whiskers, the Loft and Oddfellas Cantina. We toured music row with friends from Northern Virginia (who are currently restoring a house in Wythe County and will move here full time later this year) and noted during the evening that we go out more since moving to Floyd County than we ever did in Washington.