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New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters Live (Outdoors)
October 2 @ 6:00 pm
Join us in the backyard of the Floyd Country Store on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 6:00 pm for a live show with New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. No dogs allowed, no alcohol allowed. Admission is free with donations accepted in support of the musicians.
About 25 years ago a group of musicians from the Galax, VA area formed a new band. The New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters took their name, in part from the original Bogtrotters of the 1930’s also because band leader Dennis Hall lives on Ballards Branch. Denis’ home is very close to the home of Uncle Eck Dunford who played fiddle in the original band. The other members of the original Bogtrotters were Uncle Wade Ward, his two brothers, Davy Crockett Ward, and Fields Ward, and Doctor Davis. They won the very first fiddlers Convention in Galax setting a precedence for all that follow in their footsteps. The New Ballard’s Branch Bogtrotters continue to play in the traditional Appalachian string-band style often playing for square dances around the region. Rounding out the Bogtrotters lineup are: Eddie Bond on Fiddle, Dennis Hall on Guitar, Josh Ellis with Clawhammer Banjo, Jesse Morris on Bass and Leon Frost on Mandolin. Old time music is alive and well, and continues to attract fans of all ages. The New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters remain a driving force in carrying the traditional music of the Virginia/Carolina Blue Ridge into the new millennium. It is our hope to be an inspiration for future generations of mountain musicians!
Per federal and state guidance, fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a face-covering at this establishment. Those who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 must continue to wear a face-covering to protect themselves and others.
You can donate to support the musicians and The Floyd Country Store using the links below or through the Venmo mobile app to @floydcountrystore.