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Honky Tonk Thursdays
Western Flyers featuring Redd Volkaert
October 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Put on your boots and get ready to scoot across the dance floor! The Floyd Country Store is introducing a new event and another opportunity for dancers and music lovers this fall. If you enjoy honky tonk, Western swing, and good old classic country, you’ll want to join us for Thursday night Honky Tonk dances.
Every Thursday night from 6-8 pm we offer highly danceable country music from Redd Volkaert & Friends, with special appearances by guest performers. This is a donation-based event and all are welcome. Come in to The Floyd Country Store and enjoy some good food and a spacious dance floor!
Honky Tonk Thursdays at The Floyd Country Store are hosted by Redd Volkaert, the legendary telecaster slinger from Merle Haggard’s band and will feature different musicians from around SW Virginia as well as around the country. When Redd isn’t here he will hand pick a substitute band that will keep the crowd dancing and smiling.
About Western Flyers
The Western Flyers are churning out true blue Western swing, and when you hear it, there’s no mistaking the brand. Internationally renowned guitar-slinger Joey McKenzie drives the train with his powerful rhythm and smooth vocals, reigning Grand Masters fiddle champion and World Champion fiddler Ridge Roberts astounds, and world class upright bassist Mathew Mefford adds fuel to the fire. The trio is a singular musical experience; a fresh take on a venerable American art performed by three acoustic virtuosos.
About Redd Volkaert
Probably best known as the most Roy Nichols-like successor to the great Roy Nichols in Merle Haggard’s famous backup band, the Strangers, Canada native Volkaert had no difficultly establishing his place among the country’s top Telecaster guitar slingers.
However, to call Volkaert a mere Nichols-like Stranger would be selling short his seemingly effortless ability to conjure up at will a vast array of complex guitar styles and techniques in countless genres and subgenres of country, rock, jazz, swing, surf, etc. Volkaert (a 2008 Grammy winner for best country instrumental performance) has indeed mastered the many guitar styles he plays. Redd has recently moved to Galax, Virginia.
You can donate to support the musicians and The Floyd Country Store using the links below or through the Venmo mobile app to @floydcountrystore.