Sunday, February 10, 2013

You've gotta hear the Floyd Radio Show

This is something special in neighboring Floyd, in these Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia you just have got to hear!
We innvite you to listen online to the January 2013 podcast here.

Come one, come all!  The Floyd Radio show appears on the stage of the Floyd Country Store, a traditional and historic live music destination for locals and out-of-towners alike. The show is a brainchild of proprietors Woody and Jackie Crenshaw, who dreamed of beaming a taste of the inimitable Floyd music and culture out to the world at large. Anna and Elizabeth brought the first show to life in September 2011 to great appreciation (and laughter), and completed its nine-show season this spring, its final five shows to a sold-out crowd.

Highlights of last season include: the melodrama of Myrtle Vermillion (a small-town autoharp sensation on her first visit to the big city); the entertaining new Ballad-style GPS–one product we wish was real!–and the Poetry Olympic Games, complete with Edgar Allen Poe-Vaulting.

Musical guests last season included award winning flatpicker and guitar maker Wayne Henderson, banjo player Riley Baugus (whose credits include work on the soundtrack of Cold Mountain), West Virginia storyteller Jimmy Costa, singer Carol Elizabeth Jones, and a host of local favorites including Floyd’s own Mac & Jenny Traynham, Janet Turner, Chance McCoy (now of Old Crow Medicine Show) and Blacksburg’s Black Twig Pickers.

Next season, we look forward to the return of our favorite guests, and bringing new musicians onto the show, including legendary bluegrass singer Alice Gerrard, award-winning songwriter John Lilly, and champion fiddler Bobby Taylor.

Each show is streamed live over the internet at, and is soon to be available as a podcast. We are also working to bring the show to the radio waves this fall.

Floyd Country Store is just 60 minutes drive from The Claiborne House B&B, up and over The Blue Ridge Parkway.  You will be traveling The Crooked Road: Virginia's Heritage Music Trail to get there. This music trail begins right here in Rocky Mount, VA.
If you follow our route below, you will travel the famous Shooting Creek Road. If you don't know why it is called that, we can explain it when you stay with us.