Category: Podcasts

The Floyd Radio Show Podcast: February 1, 2014

Floyd Radio Show, April 13, 2013

Season 3, Episode 6 A special Floyd Radio show–two grandchildren of ballad-singers tell about their musical families. Vicki Diane Miller shares stories, songs–and a famous pickle recipe–from her granny Texas Gladden. The cast re-enacts stories from Hobart Smith (Vicki’s great-uncle). Rich Kirby talks about Addie Graham and plays some bluegrass originals with Nate Polly. We … read more

The Floyd Radio Show Podcast: January 4, 2014

The Floyd Radio Show, Jimmy Costa

Season 3, Episode 5 Jimmy Costa brings his inimitable storytelling, banjo and fiddle playing, and singing back to the Country Store. Sam Gleaves shares his family history of flatfoot dancing and reads texts sent from his grandmother’s phone. Ada Sherman tells a bit about the community of Wake Forest where she’s lived and played piano … read more

The Floyd Radio Show Podcast: December 7, 2013

Floyd Radio Show, April 13, 2013

Season 3, Episode 4 Snow and ice! Hints of the season are everywhere on this Floyd Radio Show. Two brothers who go to extraordinary lengths to keep a snowman alive; a nostalgic account of Christmas Tree Rustling; cooking with snow; Elvisabeth LaPresley sings Blue Christmas with a very special backup band; Hans the Dog from … read more

The Floyd Radio Show Podcast: November 2, 2013

Floyd Radio Show, February 9, 2013

Season 3, Episode 3 A special show dedicated to the great entertainers and songsters who invented old-time country radio. We dramatize the story of guest Ralph Berrier’s grandfather who played in the ’30s and recreate skits from The Skillet Lickers, jokes from Cousin Emmy and songs from the Coon Creek Girls. With The Java Brothers … read more

The Floyd Radio Show Podcast: October 5, 2013

The Floyd Radio Show October 2013 - Eating Apples

Season 3, Episode 2 Musical Guests Bukuru Celestin & his group (Dylan Locke, Janiah Allen, Ebony Celestin, Elivanie Celestin, Ephrasie Celestin, Faraha¬†Celestin), Trevor McKenzie, Steve Kruger, and Jim Lloyd. ¬†Hosts Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle. The Floyd Radio show celebrates fall with a ghost story from Jim Lloyd, Rural Retreat, Virginia’s most musical barber–and the … read more

The Floyd Radio Show Podcast: September 7, 2013

Floyd Radio Show September 7, 2013 - Little River Choir

Season 3, Episode 1 Musical Guests: Janet Turner, The Buckstankle Boys, The Little River Missionary Baptist Church Choir. Hosts: Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle. Written by Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle. Additional voice acting by Chris Owen. The first show of the season after summer break finds the brave knights of Buckstankle once again traveling … read more

The Floyd Radio Show Podcast: May 11, 2013

Floyd Radio Show, May 11, 2013

Season 2, Episode 9 Guests: Nii Anang, Wayne Henderson and Helen White, Dean Reed, Sandy & Rob LaPrelle, Chris Owen and Joseph DeJarnette, Ann Marie Thorell. Hosts: Elizabeth LaPrelle, Anna Roberts-Gevalt A story of fate at the State Fair; The comforts of the Hotel Floyd; Old ladies Maude & Marge serve all your mother’s day … read more

The Floyd Radio Show Podcast: April 13, 2013

Floyd Radio Show, April 13, 2013

Season 2, Episode 8 Guests: Bukuru and friends, Liam Kelly, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Fort Vause, Stewart Scales Hosts: Elizabeth LaPrelle, Anna Roberts-Gevalt Anna & Elizabeth present a musical review of bands named after buildings; the fantastic tale of how Jack gambled with devils, caught death in a sack, and saved a princess; work songs through the … read more

The Floyd Radio Show Podcast: March 9, 2013

The Floyd Radio Show

Season 2, Episode 7 Musical guests The Little River Missionary Baptist Church Choir from Floyd, Virginia; The White Top Mountain Band of Grayson County, Virginia; and the cello-playing Liske-Doorandishes from Blacksburg, Virginia. Agent Martha Spencer goes undercover in Moscow to recover The Russian Ruby. What Southwest Virginia is like with no young people, and what … read more

The Floyd Radio Show Podcast: February 9, 2013

Floyd Radio Show, February 9, 2013

Season 2, Episode 6 Musical guests Hugh & Zane Campbell from Baltimore, Maryland; Ada Sherman of Troy, Virginia; Scott Perry from Floyd, Virginia. Voice acting and storytelling by Shawanda Williams of Blacksburg, Virginia. The wild tale of cattle-rustling, crime, and punishment that leads to Hugh and Zane playing the Floyd Radio Show. The history of … read more