The Floyd Radio Show is an old-timey variety show with original radio plays, comedy bits, ads, jingles, music and more, hosted by Elizabeth LaPrelle and Anna Roberts-Gevalt. Celebrating old time and traditional music with people and communities where music is played and enjoyed in its authentic and purest forms.
The show is rooted in Floyd, VA where a musical and artistic community provides endless inspiration for the show, which appears live at the Floyd Country Store on the first Saturday of each month, September through May. Anna and Elizabeth brought the first show to life in September 2011 to an appreciative and captive audience and now entering into its third season, the show promises to be better than ever!
Highlights of past seasons include: the melodrama of Myrtle Vermillion (a small-town autoharp sensation on her first visit to the big city); the entertaining new Ballad-style GPS–one product we wish was real!–and the Poetry Olympic Games, complete with Edgar Allen Poe-Vaulting.
Musical guests from past seasons include award winning flatpicker and guitar maker Wayne Henderson, banjo player Riley Baugus (whose credits include work on the soundtrack of Cold Mountain), West Virginia storyteller Jimmy Costa, singer Carol Elizabeth Jones, and a host of local favorites including Floyd’s own Mac & Jenny Traynham, Janet Turner, Chance McCoy (now of Old Crow Medicine Show) and Blacksburg’s Black Twig Pickers.
For the 2013-2014 season, we look forward to the return of our favorite guests, and bringing new musicians onto the show.
Each show is streamed live over the internet at www.floydcountrystore.com, and is available as a podcast. Many of the past show are re-broadcasted by partnering radio stations, please stay tuned for broadcast listings.