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Remixing and revisiting ‘Pistol Packin’ Mama’

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

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A Floyd Friday night: A special time in a special place

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

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Football, poker run, music and more for the weekend

Looking for something to do this weekend? There’s plenty in the mix in and around the area. Floyd County High School kicks off its varsity football season at 7 p.m. tongiht with a home game opener against Christiansburg.  Hopefully, the team will find a defense that went AWOL in last week’s benefit scrimmage against Grayson

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FloydFest X: That’s a wrap

FloydFest X wrapped Sunday, ending what is easily the 10-year-old festival’s best summer yet with sell-out crowds on Friday and Saturday, a solid lineup of performers, an expanding collection of vendors and more activities. At age 10, the one-time “hippie festival” has settled into a comfortable middle-age with a well-honed format that defies a bad

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FloydFest X opens with high expectations

Chuck and Darlene Banks drove long hours for three days from their home in Eugene, Oregon, to FloydFest this year, using tickets given to them as a wedding present. “This is our first time,” Darlene said as the couple posed for a photo in front of the “Love” sign near the festival’s entrance. “We’re sure

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FloydFest X should be the best ever

FloydFest starts Thursday — four days of music, arts, crafts and community. The summertime happening on a farm in Patrick County just off the Blue Ridge Parkway celebrates 10 years with a varied musical lineup that promises to the best one yet. The festival has grown into a popular event that brings thousands to the

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Music is what makes Floyd so unique

No Thursday is complete this time of year without a stop at Hotel Floyd in the early evening to catch the offering at the weekly free concert series. Rolled back into town tonight after a ride on the Parkway to catch a recital by 25 of Mike Mitchell’s music students — a mixture of bluegrass,

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More than music was smoking at the Friday Night Jamboree

Usually, it’s the music that smokes at Floyd’s legendary Friday Night Jamboree but something else got too hot this night as smoke billowed out in the Carhartt area of the Country Store, forcing staff to evacuate the crowd just as the dancing section of the evening began. Firemen from Station 1 responded quickly as the

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Floyd is no longer just a Friday night town

For many years, visitors flocked to Floyd on Friday nights for the Jamboree and pretty much ignored the town for the other six days of the week. No more. This is not your daddy’s Floyd…or your granddaddy’s for that matter. Music will resonate through the town Thursday night with the free concert series at the

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Quilts and music at Floyd Harvest Festival

The quilters worked inside the Floyd Country Store Friday as musicians Bernie Coveney, Chris Luster and Rob Neukirch played on stage during the fall Harvest Festival. Although rain dampened the spirits during the afternoon, the festival drew a large crowd during a morning breakfast and for most of the cool September day. Both the photo

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