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Hello friends and neighbors!

We are getting ready for spring and summer with some pretty significant projects here at The Floyd Country Store. We have started construction on a NEW KITCHEN at the back of the Store. For the last 4 years, our amazing team has prepared and delivered high quality food out of a closet kitchen, so this new space will make a huge difference! We look forward to new food options, extended hours (including new dinner hours) and expanding our catering offerings for pick up. We expect that our kitchen will be complete in a few months, with longer hours and offerings starting in May. Stay tuned; more updates to come!
Local Product Spotlight: High Country Lavender
We now offer bath salts, body butter, soap and massage candles from High Country Lavender, based in Meadows of Dan, Virginia. The farm may be closed for the season, but you can still get their lovely lavender products from our shelves!
Our friends from Farmer Auctions will be joining us on Thursday, March 7 for a free appraisal event from 2:00-6:00pm. The first 50 participants who register online will be able to bring one item to the event to have appraised for free. Find out more and register on our website!
Upcoming Events at a Glance
February 23 - Larry Sigmon & Martha Spencer
February 24 - Flatt Lonesome (sold out)
March 2 - The Floyd Radio Show: Spencer & Rains, The Sunny Mountain Serenaders and Gina Furtado
March 9 - Kaia Kater
March 23 - Jacob Jolliff Band
March 30 - Twin Creeks Stringband
April 6 - The Floyd Radio Show: Bill & The Belles, Whitetop Mountain Band and Bertram Levy
April 11 - Larry Sparks and The Lonesome Ramblers
April 13 - New Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters
April 20 - Souvenirs: Tribute to John Denver
May 11 - Nobody's Business
May 16 - High Fidelity
May 18 - Kevin Prater Band
May 26 - The Price Sisters
June 13 - Stanley Brothers All-Star Band


Handmade Music School: Upcoming Workshops

Upcoming Events at the Floyd Country Store

UNIQUE SOUNDS OF THE MOUNTAINS: LARRY SIGMON & MARTHA SPENCER
Saturday, February 23 @ 7:30pm

An area favorite, Larry Sigmon and Martha Spencer play dance music that can bring any audience to their feet. With Larry's signature hard-driving, rhythmic style and Martha's energetic double-slap bass playing; these two create a dynamic experience of tunes and songs that keeps fans coming back for more.

Admission: $10

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Larry Sigmon & Martha Spencer sing "Up This Hill and Down"
THE FLOYD RADIO SHOW
with Spencer & Rains, The Sunny Mountain Serenaders & Gina Furtado
Saturday, March 2 @ 7:30pm

Join us the first Saturday in March for the celebrated Floyd Radio Show. With three musical acts, comedy skits, jokes, stories and more, this is an evening that you won't want to miss! This month's guests include Tricia Spencer and Howard Rains, fiddlers and singers who preserve and build upon the traditions of their home states of Texas and Kansas. The husband and wife duo are known for their distinct twin fiddling and close-knit vocal harmony. The Sunny Mountain Serenaders will also be joining us, an old time trio of our own Mac Traynham, Richmond-based fiddler Mark Campbell and John Schwab on guitar.
Our third guest is talented singer-songwriter and banjoist Gina Furtado. Although based in traditional music, Gina's innovative and unique musicianship and songwriting makes a new musical statement that's influenced by emotion, is played with the highest skill, and expresses an enormous verve and vitality.


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

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Subscribe to our livestream and listen to The Floyd Radio Show from anywhere when we go live, or explore our archives of past shows!
Spencer & Rains play "Goodbye My Little Darling" on WAMU's Bluegrass Country
KAIA KATER
Saturday, March 9 @ 7:30pm

A Montreal-born Grenadian-Canadian, Kaia Kater grew up between two worlds: her family’s deep ties to folk music and the years she spent soaking up Appalachian music in West Virginia. Her old-time banjo-picking skills, deft arrangements, and songwriting abilities have landed her in the spotlight in North America and the UK, garnering critical acclaim from outlets such as NPR, CBC Radio, Rolling Stone, BBC Music, and No Depression. Kaia is also This show is presented by Floyd Creative Studios and supported in part by a grant from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.

Admission: $15 in advance / $20 day of show

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Kaia Kater performs "Meridian Ground" at Paste Studios
JACOB JOLLIFF BAND
Saturday, March 23 @ 7:30pm

Before joining Yonder Mountain String Band, Jacob Jolliff founded beloved New England roots band Joy Kills Sorrow, while attending Berklee School of Music on a full scholarship. A fixture of the national bluegrass community and 2012 National Mandolin Champion, Jacob has collaborated and shared the stage with Darol Anger, Sam Bush, Ronnie McCoury, Jerry Douglas, Chris Thile, and David Grisman to name a few.
The Jacob Jolliff Band features some of the most virtuosic and innovative young pickers in the country, including Jolliff’s long-time partner-in-crime, Alex Hargreaves, on fiddle. Considered one of best improvising violinists in the world, Hargreaves is the winner of The Grand Masters Fiddle Championship and The National Oldtime Fiddlers’ Contest. He is also a member of the Turtle Island String Quartet. On guitar is bluegrass upstart Stash Wyslouch, founder of The Deadly Gentleman and current member of The Stash! Band and the Bruce Molsky led Molsky’s Mountain Drifters. Bassist Jeff Picker was a staple of the Portland jazz scene before relocating to NYC. He now currently performs with bluegrass phenom Sarah Jarosz and Ricky Skaggs.

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

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Jacob Jolliff String Band plays "Lost"
LARRY SPARKS & THE LONESOME RAMBLERS
Thursday, April 11 @ 7:30pm

Larry Sparks is a dedicated leader for bluegrass music. Larry is among the most widely known and respected touring musicians in bluegrass and gospel music today. Larry began his career in the mid-1960s as a guitarist with the Stanley Brothers and later became lead vocalist for Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys. Larry went on to form his own band in 1969. (The Lonesome Ramblers) He has recorded and toured with his band for nearly 50 years, releasing over 60 albums and delighting countless fans with his soulful vocals and unparalleled musicianship. He was inducted into the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame in 2015. After fifty years in the spotlight, Larry is still on a roll and creating some of his best music.

Admission: $20 in advance / $25 day of show

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Larry Sparks performs "A Face in the Crowd"
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 plays "Follow the Leader" off their latest record
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 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
February 23: Flatfoot Dance - Martha Spencer
March 14-17: The Floyd Old Time Music Get-Together
March 30: Beginning Ukulele Workshop - David Cannaday
April 13: Old Time & Bluegrass Mandolin - Adam Tanner
April 13: Beginning Flatfoot Dance - Gina Dilg
April 25: Round Peak Banjo - Adam Hurt
May 4: Vocal Duets - Frank & Allie Lee
May 11: Limberjacks: Decorate & Play - Linda Ewing
May 11: Bluegrass Banjo - Bobby Maynard
May 18: Old Time Bass - Stephanie Wolf
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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