The Kind, an area band best known for its covers of The Grateful Dead’s music, celebrated 26 years Saturday night with a concert before an enthusiastic crowd at Pine Tavern. Shot a lot of video and am editing it now. Here’s a couple of still captures from the shoot. More later.
Maybe it’s age. At 64, I start thinking about things like judgment day. Maybe it’s nostalgia. My grandmother used to sing this song. But the performance Saturday night of “When the Roll is Called Up Yonder” by Wytheville’s Leigh Beamer in the Floyd Radio Show struck a chord — so to speak. Presented for your
Episode 5 of the monthly Floyd Radio Show hits the Internet airways live from the Country Store at 7 p.m. Saturday. If you haven’t been to a live broadcast of the first-Saturday-of-the-month show, you’re missing a treat. It’s a Prairie Home Companion meets Hee-Haw: music, skits, a live drama, corny jokes and stories unique to
In Floyd, you can mix a haircut with bluegrass on Friday nights. Just drop by the Floyd Barber Shop for a trim by barber Gerald Dollarhite and listen to long-time area musician Carlton Harman and some of his friends jam in the corner. Shot on two Friday nights and edited together.
Introducing the Buffalo Mountain Films channel on YouTube. Although all of our video work is normally available through Vimeo, we have launched a channel on YouTube as well, recognizing the commercial value of having our work displayed there. As part of that effort, we have been going back through our archives and remastering some earlier
You often find Floyd County musicians in strange venues. Wander into Due South barbeque restaurant on Roanoke Street in Christiansburg on a Tuesday evening and you will find Bernie Coveney and Chris Luster performing amid the chatter, din and noise from the ice machine. Amy and I decided to enjoy some barbeque and music last
As any regular reader of this site knows, I love shooting music — both with still and video. Changes in technology allow me to go back and remix some of my earlier video work on area music. Case in point: A video shoot in 2007 of Bernie Coveney, Chris Luster, Abe Goorskey and Mike Mitchell
Although Floyd has evolved into more than just a Friday Night town, the night at the end of the traditional work week is still a special time. Friday night is when the visitors come to town for the Jamboree and the music in the streets. Friday night is when you find the kids dancing in