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We've had lots of fun this year with our eighth season of the Floyd Radio Show, and we'll be wrapping up on Saturday, May 4th at 7:30pm. Join us for musical guests including Frank and Allie Lee (of The Freighthoppers), Joe Thrift & The Yeehaw Ramblers and Curtis Eller. Even if you can't make it to the Store in person, you can always tune in live for free on www.mixlr.com/floyd-radio-show.
Frank and Allie Lee sing "Little Sadie"
Our February Radio Show podcast is now online! February guests included Brian Mesko Quartet, Twin Creeks Stringband and Jim Lloyd. Listen HERE.
Season 9 Pass
Season 9 Passes are now available!
Become a VIP of the Floyd Radio Show with a Season Pass, and come to all nine of our shows with reserved seating for the season! Passes for the 2019-2020 season (starting Saturday, September 7) are now available. Reserve yours online, by phone or in store.

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Upcoming Events at a Glance
May 4 - The Floyd Radio Show - Season Finale
May 11 - Nobody's Business
May 15 - Tim Eriksen
May 16 - High Fidelity
May 18 - Kevin Prater Band
May 26 - The Price Sisters
June 1 - Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno
June 8 - Five Mile Mountain Road
June 13 - Stanley Brothers All-Star Band
June 15 - Kenny & Amanda Smith
July 13 - Peter Rowan's Carter Stanley's Eyes
July 20 - Bill & The Belles
August 3 - The Seldom Scene

Handmade Music School: Upcoming Workshops

Upcoming Events at the Floyd Country Store

TIM ERIKSEN
Wednesday, May 15 @ 7:30pm

Tim Eriksen is acclaimed for transforming American tradition with his startling interpretations of old ballads, love songs, shape-note gospel and dance tunes from New England and Southern Appalachia. He combines hair-raising vocals with inventive accompaniment on banjo, fiddle, guitar and bajo sexto – a twelve string Mexican acoustic bass – creating a distinctive hardcore Americana sound. Eriksen’s own compositions, which NetRhythms UK described as “strange and original works,” have been featured in films like the Billy Bob Thornton vehicle Chrystal and the documentary Behold the Earth. Eriksen’s other notable work has included extensive contributions to Anthony Minghella’s 2004 Oscar-winning film Cold Mountain, as well as collaborations ranging from hardcore punk and Bosnian pop to symphony orchestra and the 2010 Grammy-nominated album Across the Divide with Afro-Cuban world-jazz pianist Omar Sosa.
Presented in part by Springhouse Community School.

Admission: $12 in advance / $15 day of show

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Tim Eriksen performs "Every Sound Below"
HIGH FIDELITY
Thursday, May 16 @ 7:30pm

High Fidelity is a classic bluegrass band of stellar musicians and singers who are steeped in the sounds of tradition and outstanding in their field. They draw much of their inspiration from bands like Don Reno & Red Smiley, The Stanley Brothers, The Louvin Brothers, Jim & Jesse, and a host of lesser known regional artists from the same era. Many have described them as the new Johnson Mountain Boys, interpreting classic era bluegrass through the fresh, young perspective of today’s generation. Maybe it is this quality that makes High Fidelity so warmly received and widely loved by every audience they perform for – both by the grandparents and the grandchildren.

Admission: $15 in advance / $18 day of show

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High Fidelity play their #1 Bluegrass Unlimited Chart topper: "Hills and Home"
THE KEVIN PRATER BAND
Saturday, May 18 @ 7:30pm

Kevin began his musical voyage at the age of four. Encouraged and mentored by his Uncle and biggest fan, Boone Estep. At age 10, he formed his first band “Elkhorn Grass.” Elkhorn Grass enjoyed 11 years of touring together. Now, over thirty years later, Kevin has played in 49 States and 23 countries—moving from being one of the best sidemen in bluegrass to leading his own talented and unique band. From the hills of Appalachia, Kevin Prater and his band capture that 'Pure Kentucky' sound.

Admission: $12 in advance / $15 day of show

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THE PRICE SISTERS
Sunday, May 26 @ 7:30pm

The Price Sisters, feature Lauren Price, mandolin, harmony/lead vocals, and Leanna Price, fiddle, lead/harmony vocals. Lauren and Leanna are twenty-two year old twin sisters from Sardis, Ohio, who love and perform the traditional style of bluegrass music. They have been greatly influenced and inspired by the sounds of Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys, Hazel and Alice, and the Carter Family, and strive to carry forth those traditional sounds established so long ago. Accompanied by a full band, The Price Sisters’ sound is original and fresh, while also capturing the essence of the traditional style of bluegrass music laid down by Bill Monroe and his disciples.

Admission: $12 in advance / $15 day of show

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The Price Sisters play "Bluegrass Breakdown"
VIVIAN LEVA & RILEY CALCAGNO
Saturday, June 1 @ 7:30pm

It’s rare to find such mature and confident voices in such young artists—whose music springs so organically from a grassroots connection to the traditional music community in which they were raised. Since the release of 'Time is Everything' Leva and Calcagno have toured as a duo across Canada, the US, and the UK, and received wide critical praise. Rolling Stone Country wrote that the album “shines a light on the past without giving up its place in the present” and Wide Open Country called the record “a triumph of lyricism and musicianship.” As individuals, they have performed with Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Donna the Buffalo, and Bruce Molsky to name just a few. To this collaboration they bring both the steady hands of experience and a refined taste for American music, yet still a youthful abandon that can’t be forced.

Admission: $12 in advance / $15 day of show

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Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno play "Time is Everything"
Mountains of Music Homecoming: Stanley Brothers All Star Band
STANLEY BROTHERS ALL STAR BAND
With Ralph Stanley II, Junior Sisk, Dewey Brown, Tommy Brown, Don Rigsby and Randall Hibbets
Thursday, June 13 @ 7:30pm

This special gathering of musicians who cut their teeth on the music of Carter and Ralph, the Stanley Brothers, was one of the most popular concerts from the 2018 Homecoming and deserved to be shared again. This all-star band includes: Ralph Stanley II, Junior Sisk, Dewey Brown, Tommy Brown, Don Rigsby and Randall Hibbits.

At 6:00 pm the artists will gather on stage to share what the music of the Stanley Brothers means to them and the lasting impact of one of the earliest and most important groups in bluegrass history.

Admission: $25 ($20 before May 31) $12 kids 12 and under

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Kenny and Amanda Smith
KENNY AND AMANDA SMITH
Saturday, June 15 @ 7:30pm

The Kenny and Amanda Smith Band combines gutsy, heartfelt vocals, brilliant instrumental talents and a powerful, contemporary sense of song choice and arrangement into one of the most compelling new sounds in bluegrass today.

A creation of the intensely personal musical and romantic connection between Kenny and Amanda, the band shares an all-too-rare sense of intimacy and cohesion where each musician feels an almost telepathic connection. Musicians call it being in the groove, where the group collectively accents each beat in precisely the same way. With Kenny leading the way on guitar, this band never has trouble finding the groove.

Admission: $12 in advance / $15 day of show

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Kenny and Amanda Smith play "Catch Me If I Try"
EVERY WEEKEND
Friday 6:30-10:30pm
Saturday 12:00-3:00pm
Sunday 1:30-3:30pm
Sunday 4:00-6:00pm
Friday Night Jamboree
Americana Afternoons
Old Time Music Jam
Bluegrass Jam
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The Cottage at The Floyd Country Store
Need a place to stay for your trip to Floyd? The Cottage at The Floyd Country Store is located on a quiet alley just behind the Store, and is a perfect option for a family vacation. Conveniently located downtown on an acre lot, the Cottage includes three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, kitchen, living room, and washer/dryer. Book your stay on VRBO.
THE HANDMADE MUSIC SCHOOL
The Floyd Country Store is proud to partner with the Handmade Music School, offering lessons, workshops and classes in mountain music and dance. Our workshops feature some of the best musician/instructors in the area!
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
May 4: Vocal Duets - Frank & Allie Lee
May 11: Limberjacks: Decorate & Play - Linda Ewing
May 18: Old Time Bass - Andrew Small
June 1: All-Day Autoharp - John Hollandsworth
June 7-9: Weekend Dance Workshop - Linda Block

Visit handmademusicschool.com for more details
Private instrument lessons available!
Join us for 30 or 60 minute lessons in: old time and bluegrass banjo, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, bass, dulcimer, ukelele and more. Lessons are designed to suit your needs and abilities, and are offered for all ages and skill levels. 

For more information, email info@handmademusicschool.com
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