The many faces of music in Floyd

It is often said that you can’t throw a rock in Floyd County without striking a musician. Music is a major part of the area’s heritage and that tradition is showcased not only every Friday night at The Jamboree but on stages at various venues in the county and every summer at FloydFest. Many musicians, […]

Remixing and revisiting ‘Pistol Packin’ Mama’

As any regular reader of this site knows, I love shooting music — both with still and video.  Changes in technology allow me to go back and remix some of my earlier video work on area music. Case in point: A video shoot in 2007 of Bernie Coveney, Chris Luster, Abe Goorskey and Mike Mitchell […]

Floyd wraps up a busy week

The Floyd Country Store closes out a 10 day celebration of its 100th anniversary today with the Sunday afternoon Oldtime Slow Jam, a weekly gathering of musicians who play and sing in a circle in front of the stage from 2 p.m. Guitarist and legendary luthier Wayne Henderson and country piano virtuoso Jeff Little appeared […]

Are we trying too hard to save Floyd?

The debate this week over fees proposed for out-of-town musicians and regional or national acts at the upcoming Floyd Town Jubilee highlights how money is becoming such a dominating consideration and might threaten some of the things that have made the music scene in Floyd so unique. Money, and fights over it, has a nasty […]