Join us at the Floyd Country Store this Saturday for Americana Afternoon. Guests include Southern Rail Express Bluegrass Band at 12:00 pm and Adam McPeak & Mountain Thunder at 1:30 pm. Admission is free so get there early to grab a seat!
About Southern Rail Express Bluegrass Band
Southern Rail Express Bluegrass Band is based out of Bath County, VA. The band was formed in May 2010 to perform for the C&O Railway Heritage Center. Since then, the band has played for many private events in the area including the Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, VA, They have also made many public appearances including the annual Maple Festival in Monterey, VA and the Bath Jamboree, held at the Bath County High School, along with names like Joe Mullens & the Midnight Ramblers and The Little Roy & Lizzy Show, among others. Band leader Willie Smith, DJ for the Allegheny Mountain Radio, leads this group, keeping traditional bluegrass music alive. Pick up their latest CD Gotta Travel On, which includes some old-time bluegrass favorites.
About Adam McPeak & Mountain Thunder
Adam McPeak, 17 year-old mandolin player, has headed up his own band since the age of 13 in 2009. He didn’t have to look beyond the blue ridge mountains of home for the sound he was searching for. The band includes a rich blend of harmonies from his dad, Mike McPeak, on rhythm guitar; Steve Chrisley, lending his deep rich barritone and picking the five string banjo; Marlon Dean, sawing out the fiddle breaks and playing twin and harmony fiddle with Nikki Wright, as she is putting out rich and powerful vocals on both lead and harmony; and David Chrisley, who holds them all together on the bass fiddle.