Getting some Java on a Saturday afternoon

Caught one of my favorite local bands, The Java Brothers, at Americana Afternoon in The Floyd Country Store Saturday afternoon. The photos here are actually sill captures from video shot during their performance. Fiddle player Ralph Berrier Jr. is also a newsman for The Roanoke Times, my employer back in the dark ages of 1965-69 […]

Saturday afternoon music

Songwriters presented their compositions to the Americana Afternoon stage on a Saturday and the show was about the only thing around in an afternoon when several businesses closed in anticipation of a storm that never came. Hoisted by Britt Mistele, the participants included David Simkins, mike Pearrell, Mike Franke, Larry Sakayama and Kathy Acosta and […]

Luke, Abby & Laurel

The duo of Luke & Abby added a third member last weekend to their appearance at Americana Afternoon: Violist Laurel Brooke who used to play for Scott Perry’s Three Shades of Blue.

The Blue Eyed Betty’s

They are called “The Blue Eyed Betty’s” and their song list is eclectic and entertaining. The Betty’s — Ben Meckel on guitar, Sarah Hund on fiddle and Daniel Emond on banjo — returned to The Floyd Country Store’s Americana Afternoon Saturday with their mix of traditional, pop, country and original compositions on a daily mix […]