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Old-Time Dance with Twin Creeks Stringband
November 16, 2019 @ 7:30 pm| $8.00
Join us at the Floyd Country Store on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 7:30pm for an old-time dance with Twin Creeks Stringband. The dance is also a 90th birthday celebration for our dear friend Rhoda Kemp! Tickets are $8 at the door.
In the late 1970s, a group of neighbors and friends got together to play the music that had been passed down in the Dry Hill and Ferrum areas of Franklin County. Some of the musicians were falling behind on their timing one day while playing and having some fun, and one spectator commented that he was going to call the group the Dry Hill Draggers. Banjo player Jimmy Boyd and his brother Billy Boyd started the official Dry Hill Draggers band in 1981. The group flourished, and more than thirty years later, some of the Dry Hill Draggers members formed Twin Creeks Stringband, including Jared Boyd, grandson of Jimmy Boyd, a third generation claw-hammer banjo player; his dad Stacy Boyd on upright bass; Jason Hambrick on guitar and vocals; and Chris Prillaman on fiddle. Twin Creeks Stringband has a particularly driving old-time beat that is irresistible to dancers, and they are popular performers at the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival, as well as at the Galax Old Fiddlers’ Convention.
Admission for this event is $8 at the door.