Jazz on a Saturday night

Oak Grove Pavilion at Floyd’s Zion Lutheran Church closed out its 2014 summer season Saturday night with a performance of the Floyd-Montgomery Jazz Project. I had hoped to also catch Butch Robins at Dogtown Roadhouse later in the evening but my always problem-prone leg gave out as I was packing to leave Oak Grove and […]

Oak Grove closes out 2012 season

Oak Grove Pavilion closed out its 2012 summer music series Saturday night with a rousing performance of traditional music by Roscoe P and Coal Train, a Roanoke Valley-based string band. From a season that began with the farewell concert by Upland Express and featured a record-breaking crowd at last week’s traditional appearance by Whitetop Mountain […]

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 […]