September is almost here, which means lots of great concerts, dances, workshops, and some hearty comfort food at the Floyd Country Store! We are coming upon some of the most beautiful months to be in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and we look forward to sharing some great activities with you.

The Floyd Radio Show starts up its eighth season TONIGHT – Saturday, September 1 – and includes great performers, including Tatiana Hargreaves & Allison DeGroot, After Jack and the Original Orchard Grass String Band. If you can't be in the store to be a part of the Radio Show audience, listening online is a great alternative! Gather your friends and family around for an evening that will inspire and delight. Find our broadcast online, or bookmark this link for tonight at 7:30pm Eastern Time.

We've announced a few new concerts at the store, including Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley on September 27,  Missy Raines on November 29 and Flatt Lonesome on December 8. The Handmade Music School has a full calendar of workshops, so now's a great time to break out the instruments, dancing feet and voices to join us! These classes are kept small, so we encourage you to sign up early. See below for full schedule!
Missy Raines
Flatt Lonesome
Upcoming Events:
September 1 - Floyd Radio Show: Opening Night
September 8 - Lindsay Lou
September 15 - New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters
September 23 - Western Centuries
September 27 - Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
September 29 - Twin Creeks String Band
October 6 - Floyd Radio Show
October 13 - Bill & The Belles: CD Release Show
October 24 - Dan Tyminski (SOLD OUT)
October 27 - Whitetop Mountain Band
November 1 - Floyd Radio Show
November 10 - Slate Mountain Ramblers
November 29 - Missy Raines
December 8 - Flatt Lonesome
Saturday, September 1 @ 7:30pm

with Allison DeGroot & Tatiana Hargreaves, The Original Orchard Grass String Band and After Jack

The Floyd Radio Show returns for its eighth season on the stage and for online listeners everywhere this Saturday, September 1st. We are pleased to host the powerful old time duet Allison DeGroot & Tatiana Hargreaves and harmony-filled folk trio After Jack. We are also honored to have the Original Orchard Grass String Band with us to kick off our first show of the season. The night will be full of music, stories, comedy skits and more. 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
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Saturday, September 8 @ 7:30pm

Lindsay Lou's singing floats over the instrumental mastery and deep groove of her band with dynamics that range from a lullaby to a battle cry. In the words of David Grier, “Lindsay...sings the way you would want to if you could. Phrasing, tone, emotion, it's all there. Effortless seemingly. Simply mesmerizing. Riveting! Don't miss the musical force that is Lindsay Lou.” Lindsay's brand new full-length "Southland" (April 2018) is a collection of songs examining the range of emotions and complex themes of our changing times; delivered with soulfully fierce intensity and tender intimacy that demands your attention.
Admission: $12 in advance $15 day of show
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Saturday, September 15 @ 7:30pm

The New Ballard’s Branch Bogtrotters play in the traditional Appalachian string band style, often playing for square dances around the region. Rounding out the Bogtrotters lineup are: Eddie Bond (Fiddle & Vocals), Dennis Hall (Guitar), Bonnie Bond (Bass/Vocals), Caroline Noel Beverley (Mandolin) and Josh Ellis (Banjo). Old time music is alive and well, and continues to attract fans of all ages. The New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters remain a driving force in carrying the traditional music of the Virginia/Carolina Blue Ridge into the new millennium.
Admission: $8 at the door
Sunday, September 23 @ 7:30pm

The first generation of country artists borrowed from everything around them: Appalachian stringband music, Texas fiddle traditions, cowboy songs, Delta blues. In an era of unprecedented access to our musical pasts, shouldn’t country music be even more diverse than it was in its infancy? Honky-tonk supergroup Western Centuries, back with a new album in 2018, surely understands this. They aren’t bound by any dictum to write songs in a modern country, or even a retro country style; instead they’re taking their own personal influences as three very different songwriters and fusing it into a sound that moves beyond the constraints of country.
Admission: $10 in advance, $12 at the door
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Thursday, September 27 @ 7:30pm

Based on a mutual love of bluegrass, country, blues, western swing, and other string band music of all kinds, the partnership of dobro player Rob Ickes (who also plays superlative lap steel guitar in the duo on occasion) and acoustic/electric guitarist Trey Hensley continues to delight and astound audiences of traditional American music around the globe. The excitement at their gigs is palpable, it is contagious, and it is constant. Their sets tend to be a heady mix of the familiar and beloved and the new and unexpected.
Admission: $10 in advance, $12 at the door
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Saturday, September 29 @ 7:30pm

Twin Creeks Stringband was formed with members much-loved, energetic band, The Dry Hill Draggers. Members include Jared Boyd, grandson of Jimmy Boyd, a third generation claw-hammer banjo player; his dad Stacy Boyd on upright bass; Jason Hambrick on guitar and vocals; and Chris Prillaman on fiddle. Twin Creeks Stringband has a particularly driving old-time beat that is irresistible to dancers, and they are popular performers at the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival, as well as at the Galax Old Fiddlers’ Convention.
Admission: $8 at the door
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 at the door
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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 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!
September 1: Bluegrass Improvisation - Scott Patrick and Abe Goorskey
September 4: Beginning Live Sound - Joseph "JoeBass" Dejarnette
September 13: Banjo Workshop - Adam Hurt 
September 15: Intermediate Fiddle - Eddie Bond
September 23: Fiddle Workshop - Erynn Marshall
September 23: Guitar Workshop - Carl Jones
September 29: Intermediate Banjo - Jared Boyd
October 2: Intermediate Live Sound - Joseph "JoeBass" Dejarnette
October 27: Flatfoot Dance - Martha Spencer
November 3: Old Time Guitar - Trevor McKenzie
November 17: One-Day Fiddle/Banjo/Guitar - Mac & Jenny Traynham & Andy Buckman
November 24: Limberjack Decorating & Playing - Linda Ray
December 4: Int/Adv Live Sound - Joseph "JoeBass" Dejarnette

December 8: All-Day Vocal Workshop - Alice Gerrard

December 15: Old Time Fiddle - Earl White

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Private instrument lessons available!
Join us for 30-60 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. 

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