Floyd Radio Show
November 6 @ 7:30 pm
Join us for The Floyd Radio Show on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 7:30 pm with hosts Andrew Small & Ashlee Watkins and special guests Tray Wellington Band & The Red Herrings. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 day of show.
About Tray Wellington Band
Tray Wellington Band is a high energy acoustic Newgrass group led by banjo virtuoso, and multi-time IBMA Award winner, and 2019 Momentum Instrumentalist of the year Tray Wellington. This group pushes the bounds of bluegrass music, incorporating Bossa Nova, Jazz, and Blues elements, to their originals to create a unique, new exciting sound, as well as pay tribute to their Bluegrass heroes before them. They have opened for a number of premiere artists in bluegrass including Dan Tyminski, and Joe Mullins.
About The Red Herrings
Bob Herring, Amy Davis and Jon Newlin began playing at Merritt’s Grill in Chapel Hill, NC for tips and BLT sandwiches. Trouble in Mind is their first recording. Fiddler Bob Herring performed with Frank Hall & the Easy Street String Band, Brad Leftwich and Linda Higgenbotham and Rafe Stefanini. Amy and Jon played with the NC band The Hushpuppies, and perform with their niece, Elizabeth LaPrelle.
About Hosts Andrew Small & Ashlee Watkins
Born and raised in eastern North Carolina, Andrew Small is a multi-instrumentalist and singer who has performed with artists ranging from Sierra Hull and Mandolin Orange to the North Carolina Symphony. He now resides in Floyd, VA where he serves as Coordinator of the Handmade Music School and also tours with the group Bill and the Belles. Singing and performing on mandolin and fiddle with his wife Ashlee Watkins as the New Macedon Rangers, Andrew is a regular performer for Friday Night Jamborees at the Floyd Country Store. Andrew has won numerous blue ribbons from fiddlers’ conventions around the Southeast for his old-time fiddling and in 2015 was named the Bluegrass Mandolin Champion of Australia. He holds a master’s degree in music performance from Yale University.
Ashlee Watkins is a singer and multi-instrumentalist originally from Newcastle, NSW. Described by fiddler Bob Herring as having “it”, her powerfully unadorned vocals possess a timeless quality that evokes an uncommon emotional poignance. She has been awarded a number of blue ribbons from fiddlers’ conventions around the southeast for her folk singing and old-time banjo playing, and her band the New Macedon Rangers has been awarded blue ribbons in both old-time and bluegrass band categories. Now making her home in Floyd, Virginia, Ashlee also performs as a member of Jackson Cunningham’s string band Nobody’s Business.
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