Join us at the Floyd Country Store at noon Saturday, September 6 for Americana Afternoon. Guests include Bill Adams with a guitar tribute to Merle Travis & Chet Atkins at 12:00 pm and American Roots with Fred & Jon Benfield at 1:30 pm.
12:00 Bill Adams, Finger-Style Guitarist, Tribute to Merle Travis & Chet Atkins
Playing in the tradition and style of Chet Atkins and Merle Travis, Bill weaves a musical journey through the land of Duke Ellington, Bob Wills and Doc Watson. Country, Folk, Bluegrass, Swing, Jazz and Pop are standard fare in his repertoire.
1:30 American Roots with Fred & Jon Benfield
American Roots is a father and son duo performing a variety of “roots” tunes including traditional Appalachian ballads, hot fiddle tunes, early country, tin pan alley toe-tappers, piedmont and delta blues, rags, swing, and “folkgrass” (folk tunes performed at bluegrass tempo). Fred and Jon Benfield have performed together in the region for over 20 years and bring to the music a heritage of multiple generations living in and around the Blue Ridge Mountains.