Hosted by Elizabeth LaPrelle and Anna Roberts-Gevalt
Live from The Floyd Country Store in the heart of downtown Floyd, Virginia! Hosts Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle bring together a new variety show every month. They write and perform original radio plays, comedy bits, ads, jingles, music and more. Each show features three of the area’s finest old-timey musical acts, from storytelling banjo players to flatpicking guitarists to hard-driving string bands. Tickets for The Floyd Radio Show are $12.00 in advance or $15.00 the day of the show. They are available online, at the store, or by calling 540-745-4563.
Our next show is Saturday, February 6 at 7:30pm. Guests include Rayna Gellert & Jeff Keith, Phil Jamison and Rob LaPrelle. View the event page for more info and buy tickets.
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.