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THE FLOYD COUNTRY STORE:

OCTOBER NEWSLETTER

October is the most exciting month for the Floyd Country Store.  It's when we get to meet and host more people than any other time of the year. We get to bring back fall flavors to our kitchen and the mountains surrounding our tiny town are glowing with vibrant colors. Our shelves are stocked with locally made apple butter and jams, hand crafted mugs and walking sticks and other unique finds.  And of course, we've scheduled a wide variety of events and opportunities to participate in Floyd's musical heritage experience. We can't wait to see you!  

The Floyd Radio Show continues this weekend! Join us Saturday, October 6 at 7:30pm for a show with musical guests The Wildmans, ClayBank, and Amythyst Kiah! Tune in online if you can't make it to the Store by following this link.

Thanks to everyone who came out to say hello to us at the World of Bluegrass convention in Raleigh last week! We had a great time meeting folks, discovering new artists and reconnecting with many who have graced our stage over the years. A special congratulations to Missy Raines, who was awarded her 8th IBMA award and will be playing at the Floyd Country Store on November 29! Join us for a special bass workshop by Missy earlier in the day.
New show announced: Pickin' with Presley, featuring Presley Barker with mentors Wayne Henderson and Steve Lewis, Saturday, October 20th at 7:30pm. Presley has been taking the world by storm with his champion flatpicking guitar and high lonesome singing in his band ShadowGrass.
Upcoming Events at a Glance
October 6 - Floyd Radio Show
October 13 - Bill & The Belles: CD Release Show
October 17 - Bingo Night & Chili Dinner
October 20 - Presley Barker w/Wayne Henderson & Steve Lewis
October 24 - Dan Tyminski (SOLD OUT)
October 27 - Halloween Dance w/Whitetop Mountain Band
November 3 - Floyd Radio Show
November 10 - Slate Mountain Ramblers
November 17 - Songwriters Night w/Jeff McClellan & Scott Patrick
November 29 - Missy Raines
December 1 - Floyd Radio Show
December 8 - Flatt Lonesome

Handmade Music School: Upcoming Workshops
OCTOBER EVENTS AT THE FLOYD COUNTRY STORE
The Floyd Radio Show
THE FLOYD RADIO SHOW
Saturday, October 6 @ 7:30pm

with The Wildmans, ClayBank and Amythyst Kiah

The Floyd Radio Show continues into its eighth season on the stage and for online listeners everywhere this Saturday, October 6th. This episode is guaranteed to please, as we present Galax Fiddler's Convention-winning instrumentalists The Wildmans, rising bluegrass sensation ClayBank, and the powerful and talented Amythyst Kiah. We hope you can join us as part of our live audience or through our online broadcast!
Admission: $12 in advance / $15 day of show
Buy Tickets / Listen
Bill and the Belles
BILL & THE BELLES: CD RELEASE SHOW
Saturday, October 13 @ 7:30pm

With their enchanting debut album, Dreamsongs, Etc., Bill and the Belles have captured the freewheeling, lighthearted approach to music that has endeared them to listeners of every generation. With a spirited sound that falls somewhere between old-time country and vaudeville, the group puts its own spin on a golden era of music, specifically the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s.
Admission: $12 in advance / $15 day of show
Buy Tickets
BINGO Night and Chili Dinner
Presented by Springhouse Community School
Wednesday, October 17 @ 6:00pm
Join us for a chili dinner followed by a night of good ol' fashioned BINGO. Proceeds benefit Springhouse Community School's financial aid fund. All are welcome! $10 buy in for 5 BINGO cards, additional cards are $1 each. $10 chili dinner with refreshments available for sale.
Admission: $10 BINGO / $10 Chili Dinner (at the door)
Presley Barker
PRESLEY BARKER w/WAYNE HENDERSON & STEVE LEWIS
Saturday, October 20 @ 7:30pm

Living in the NC mountains and listening to Doc Watson on the radio inspired Presley to begin picking fiddle tunes and bluegrass music. He has been influenced and mentored by Steve Lewis, Wayne Henderson, and Bryan Sutton. He has quickly emerged as an astonishingly gifted flat-picker. In the summer of 2015, Presley won first place in the prestigious Adult Guitar Competition at the 80th Annual Galax Old Fiddler’s Convention and in the summer of 2016, he was named West Virginia State Flatpicking Guitar Champion. In 2017, Presley won the Wayne Henderson Guitar Competition. Presley released his first solo album entitled “JUST-TEN” in the fall of 2015. Presley will be joined by Wayne Henderson & Steve Lewis for an all-star evening of music.
Admission: $12 in advance / $15 day of show
Buy Tickets
Whitetop Mountain Band
HALLOWEEN DANCE w/WHITETOP MOUNTAIN BAND
Saturday, October 27 @ 7:30pm

The Whitetop Mountain Band is a family-based band from the highest mountains of Virginia. Whitetop, Virginia is an area rich in the old time music tradition; this band has deep roots in mountain music. The members have done much to preserve the Whitetop region’s style of old time fiddling and banjo picking and are legendary musicians and teachers of the style. At the same time, Whitetop Mountain Band shows are very versatile and entertaining containing everything from fiddle/banjo instrumentals to powerful solos and harmony vocals on blues, classic country, honky tonk, traditional bluegrass numbers, old timey ballads, originals, and four part mountain gospel songs. 
Admission: $8 at the door

Join Martha Spencer for a flatfoot dance workshop before the show! Pre-registration required.

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
View Event Calendar
The Handmade Music School
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 fall season is filling up with excellent workshops from some of the best musician/instructors in the area!
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

October 27: Flatfoot Dance - Martha Spencer
November 3: Old Time Guitar - Trevor McKenzie
November 8: Clawhammer Banjo - Adam Hurt
November 10: Beginning Flatfoot Dance - Gina Dilg
November 10: One-Day Fiddle/Banjo/Guitar - Mac & Jenny Traynham & Andy Buckman
November 17: Songwriting Workshop - Scott Patrick & Jeff McClellan
November 24: Limberjack Decorating & Playing - Linda Ray
November 29: Standup Bass - Missy Raines
December 4: Int/Adv Live Sound - Joseph "JoeBass" Dejarnette
December 8: All-Day Vocal Workshop - Alice Gerrard
December 15: Old Time Fiddle - Earl White
December 29: Beginning Ukulele - Ash Devine

Visit handmademusicschool.com for more details
Girl with Mandolin
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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