The Floyd Country Store Handmade Music School
Since the 1980’s, The Floyd Country Store has been known as a community gathering place built on the celebration of traditional Southern Appalachian music and dancing. The Floyd Country Store is renowned as a place to experience authentic Appalachian music, and is home to a group of musicians, flatfoot dancers, and cloggers who are carrying on the tradition of their families who’d pass the time playing music and dancing together. Everywhere they could, these folks would gather with their friends and families from their front porch to the neighbor’s kitchen.
For almost four decades The Floyd Country Store has been a place where the musical traditions of Appalachia have been enjoyed by audiences coming to The Friday Night Jamboree, or shared at a jam session on Sunday afternoon. Now the Floyd Country Store will provide the opportunity to learn directly from these musicians and dancers so we can all rest assured, these traditions are here to stay and we will be enjoying them for a long time!
The Floyd Country Store is launching The Handmade Music School, dedicated to teaching old time, bluegrass and traditional music and dances from Floyd County, Virginia and throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains. The philosophy of The Handmade Music School will be to “hand down” the songs and dances from the teacher to the student, phrase by phrase and step by step, the way it’s been taught in the Blue Ridge Mountains for centuries!