Category: Performers

The Black Twig Pickers

The Black Twig Pickers

The Black Twig Pickers is an Appalachian old-time band consisting of Mike Gangloff on fiddle/banjo/jawharp/vocals; Nathan Bowles on banjo/percussion/vocals; Isak Howell on guitar/mouthharp/vocals; and Sally Anne Morgan on fiddle, flat-foot dancing, square dance calling, and vocals. They come from Shawsville and Blacksburg in Virginia and Lewisburg in West Virginia. The Black Twig Pickers have kicked … read more

Rebekah & Us

Rebekah & Us

Rebekah is a young talented Bluegrass fiddler in the Kenny Baker style. She comes from Willis, in Floyd County, VA. She and her band often play high energy fiddle tunes on Friday nights in Floyd. This past summer she won eight first place ribbons at various fiddlers conventions in the region including Elk Creek and … read more

Dry Hill Draggers

Dry Hill Draggers

The Dry Hill Draggers of Franklin County started with banjo player Jimmy Boyd and his brother, Billy Boyd in 1981. The group has flourished, even as some members have passed on. They have a particular, driving old-time beat which is irresistable to dancers and we are always delighted to see them on stage at the store. They are popular performers at … read more

Whitetop Mountain Band

Whitetop Mountain Band

The Whitetop Mountain Band is a family-based band from the highest mountains of Virginia. Whitetop, Virginia is an area rich in the old time music tradition, and this band has deep roots in mountain music. The members have done much to preserve the Whitetop region’s style of old time fiddling and banjo picking and are … read more

Mac Traynham

Mac Traynham

Mac Traynham is a regular visitor to the Floyd Country Store stage. He is a passionate advocate for old time music and is an active performer and teacher. The duo of Mac and his wife Jenny Traynham specialize in the early country duet style of singing and playing old-time gospel and mountain music. Mac also … read more

Slate Mountain Ramblers

Slate Mountain Ramblers

The Slate Mountain Ramblers have been a mainstay of the dance and festival culture in central and western North Carolina and southwest Virginia for 24 years and are still going strong. Headed up by fiddler, Richard Bowman from Ararat, Virginia, the Ramblers started as group of friends and morphed into a family band over the … read more

The Jugbusters

The Jugbusters

The Jugbusters, led by Fiddling Bill Richardson, are one of the most popular old-time string bands in the New River Valley. They embrace the traditional music that can still be heard at local square dances in the Blue Ridge Mountains from Roanoke to Asheville. Always a favorite at the Friday Night Jamboree, they play a … read more

Windfall

Windfall

Windfall is a dynamic acoustic quartet featuring beautiful harmonies coupled with hot guitar, mandolin, fiddle and harmonica licks; held together with a solid bottom end on acoustic bass and percussion. They specialize in Americana/Roots music. Find out more on the band’s website, facebook, or myspace. They record at thewindfallstudios.com. California Fiddlebow Love Someone Albums Available Online

Buck Mountain Band

Buck Mountain Band

The Buck Mountain Band, an old-time band based in Grayson County, Virginia, plays regularly for dances at Cana, Sparta, and Ararat, as well as at the Floyd Country Store. The group is composed of Bob Taylor, fiddle; Dan Peck, banjo; Larry McPeak, guitar; Sue Taylor, guitar; Debbie Larson, bass. Alternately, Amy Boucher or Roger Wilson … read more

Janet Turner and Friends

Janet Turner on Stage

Floyd native Janet Turner carries on the local tradition of gospel singing. Her strong clear voice and accompaniment with autoharp bring old time gospel music alive. A regular performer at the store, Janet brings family and friends together on stage to share the joy of the music. Janet has recently made a CD, produced by … read more