Friday Night Street Music

The arrival of warm weather in the Blue Ridge Mountain community of Floyd, Virginia, brings out musicians on the streets on a Friday night.

Nuthin’ Common with ‘Rocky Top’

The Bluegrass song, “Rocky Top” is a mainstay for many bands to play and was a piece composed in about 10 minutes by the married songwriting duo Felice and Boudleaux Bryant during a break while working with Chet Atkins and Archie Campbell at the Gatlinburg Inn in 1967. Now considered number seven on the “Top […]

Nuthin’ Common at all

I’m an unabashed fan of both the Friday night street music in Floyd and especially the local band Nuthin’ Common, a crowd favorite that provides an interesting mix of tunes that goes far beyond the usual traditional and bluegrass playlist of many groups. Captured some of their mixed repertoire on Friday, the 4th of July, […]