The Floyd Radio Show


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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.

Our next show is October 3 at 7:30pm. Guests include Kinney Rorrer, host of WVTF’s Back to the Blue Ridge, and The South Carolina Broadcasters. Buy tickets or get a season pass.

Tickets for The Floyd Radio Show are $12.00 in advance or $15.00 the day of the show. Season Passes are $90.00 for all 9 shows and include special reserved seating. Tickets are available online, at the store, or by calling 540-745-4563.


Cast of The Floyd Radio ShowCome one, come all!  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 2014-2015 season, we look forward to the return of our favorite guests, and bringing new musicians onto the show.

Each show is streamed live online during the show, and is available as a podcast. Many of the past show are re-broadcasted by partnering radio stations, please stay tuned for broadcast listings.