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THE FLOYD COUNTRY STORE
NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER

Fall is in full swing here in our small town. The leaves are finally changing and the apples and mountain air are crisp! Halloween is upon us, where in Floyd, all the children who live outside town limits, descend on the small neighborhoods in town. It is a sight to see the thousands of little ones in their creative costumes causing traffic and everyday life to stop. It's also the first of holidays to come where we take time to get together with family and friends with the hopes of eating well and enjoying each other's company. Come gather with us, we would love to have you!
Pies and Sides are available for pickup and pre-order! Make all of your gatherings a breeze and pick up delicious, homemade sides and desserts from the Floyd Country Store. This year we are adding a few extra options, like Turkey Pot Pie, Cheesecakes from local baker Gypsy Girl, and Sweet Potato Pie (made from scratch with locally-grown sweet potatoes)! Pre-order in the store, by phone or online (starting Nov.1). Pies and Sides will be available for all your gatherings through the end of the year.
Upcoming Events at a Glance
November 3 - Floyd Radio Show
November 6 - Ballad of Shirley Collins w/Anna & Elizabeth
November 10 - Slate Mountain Ramblers
November 17 - Songwriters Night w/Jeff McClellan & Scott Patrick
November 24 - Mac & The Mountain Boomers
November 29 - Missy Raines
December 1 - Floyd Radio Show
December 8 - Flatt Lonesome
December 15 - Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me - Keith Alessi
December 31 - NYE Dinner & Dance w/Five Mile Mountain Road

Handmade Music School: Upcoming Workshops
The September Floyd Radio Show podcast is now available! Click to listen to the first show of our eighth season running, including guests Tatiana Hargreaves & Allison de Groot, The Original Orchard Grass Band & After Jack.

November Events at the Floyd Country Store

THE FLOYD RADIO SHOW
Saturday, November 3 @ 7:30pm

with The New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters, Trevor McKenzie and David & Linda Lay!

The Floyd Radio Show is on a roll, and you can join us in the store and for online next Saturday, November 3rd. The New Ballard’s Branch Bogtrotters are an Appalachian string-band, often playing for square dances around the region. Rounding out the Bogtrotters lineup are: NEA National Heritage Award Winner Eddie Bond on Fiddle, Dennis Hall on Guitar, Josh Ellis on Clawhammer Banjo, Bonnie Bond on Bass and Caroline Noel Beverley on Mandolin. The Radio Show is also joined by multi-instrumentalist Trevor McKenzie. Often a powerful sideman in many local string bands, Trevor will be showcasing his solo material and original songs for our show. Finally: a Master Artist in traditional singing for the Virginia Folklife Program, Linda Lay has performed with singers across several genres of music, from country's Vern Gosdin and Carl Jackson to Piedmont blues singer John Cephas. She spent her early years with Janette Carter at the Carter Family Fold near Bristol, Virginia. She is joined by her husband and founding Springfield Exit guitarist David Lay.
Admission: $12 in advance / $15 day of show
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Ballad of Shirley Collins Movie Poster
SCREENING: THE BALLAD OF SHIRLEY COLLINS w/Anna & Elizabeth
Tuesday, November 6 @ 7:30pm

The Floyd Country Store presents a special Election Night event! Join us for a screening of the new film: The Ballad of Shirley Collins, presented by the film's producers. We are pleased to announce the return of Anna & Elizabeth to our stage for an opening concert before the movie.

Admission: $12 in advance / $15 day of show
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OLD TIME DANCE w/THE SLATE MOUNTAIN RAMBLERS
Saturday, November 10 @ 7:30pm

The Slate Mountain Ramblers have been an area favorite for many years. This family old-time band from Mt. Airy, NC includes Richard Bowman on fiddle, his wife Barbara on bass, and their daughter Marsha on banjo. This energetic band plays for shows, dances, family and community gatherings, benefits and compete at fiddler’s conventions throughout the year.

Admission: $8 at the door

Join us at 5:00pm for a Beginning Flatfoot Dance Workshop before the show!
Songwriters Night
SONGWRITERS NIGHT w/ SCOTT PATRICK & JEFF MCCLELLAN
Saturday, November 17 @ 7:30pm

Jeff McClellan has written or co-written songs recorded by Volume Five, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Terry Baucom's Dukes of Drive, Milan Miller, Mike Bentley, Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome, Kristi Stanley, Wound Tight, Justin Crider, Amber Collins & Branch House Pavilion, Terry Mullins, and others. Scott Patrick has been playing guitar for 22 years and has song credits with several professional bluegrass acts including Mike Bentley of Grasstowne, Darin & Brooke Aldridge Band, and Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome. The two will be joined by musician friends for this evening's concert.

Admission: $8 in advance / $10 at the door

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Join us at 3:00pm for a Songwriting Workshop with Jeff and Scott ($35 for both workshop and concert)!
OLD TIME DANCE w/MAC TRAYNHAM & THE MOUNTAIN BOOMERS
Saturday, November 24 @ 7:30pm

Mac Traynham leads a high-power stringband for a great dance for the whole family. This group of top-notch musicians will have you on your feet, dancing off the extra servings of Thanksgiving turkey. Band includes Shay Garriock, Trish Fore, Chester McMillan, Stacy Boy and Sam Linkous. 

Admission: $8 at the door

Missy Raines Trio
MISSY RAINES
Thursday, November 29 @ 7:30pm

Raines tells her story with a vulnerability and bold honesty that rings clear, spoken through beautiful arrangements and well chosen musical collaborations. With nods to many of the varied and challenging chapters of her life, the songs speak volumes of Raines tenacity and musicianship, and her ability to rise to bluegrass fame despite the various confinements of the times. The listener is presented with a striking window into the up and down ride of a very royal traveller, the one and only Missy Raines.

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

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Join Missy Raines at 3:00pm for an Upright Bass Workshop before the show!
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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Cottage At The Floyd Country Store
Make your plans for next year's trip to Floyd! Check out The Cottage at the Floyd Country Store, a cozy three-bedroom vacation rental located right behind the Store in downtown Floyd, Virginia.
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
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
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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