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The Floyd Radio Show
December 1, 2018 @ 7:30 pm$15.00
Join us for The Floyd Radio Show on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 7:30 pm. Guests include Gap Civil Old Time Band, Amber Kalber & Branch House and John Lilly! Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 day of show.
Gap Civil Old Time Band
Gap Civil Old Time Band was formed in 2017 to play local square dances. But they have taken off from there and now play a variety of venues. The band members are a line-up of experienced musicians including founder and fiddler Lucas Pasley, Caroline Beverley on guitar, Chris Johnson on banjo, and Iboya Pasley on bass. Gap Civil’s music is a mix between tradition old time, classic country, and original songs written by Carolina Beverley. Whether it’s a driving flat foot tune or a belt buckle shining two step, dancers everywhere love to take to the dance floor when Gap Civil starts up! The band loves playing for people that love music!
Amber Kalber & Branch House
Trio including Amber Kalber, Abe Goorsky and Scott Patrick, plays a wider variety of music including country, gospel, folk, Americana, bluegrass, and acoustic rock songs. They rely on strong songwriting, instrumental versatility and superb vocals to bring the music they love to a diverse audience.
Amber Kalber put the group together as a way to branch away from bluegrass, but it was more about exploring originality in songs no matter the genre. Whether it be an interesting back story on how the song was written or a heartfelt display of emotion singing it, Amber focuses more on the song rather than individuality. Having a singer as dynamic as Amber, the versatility that Abe has on mandolin or guitar, and the songwriting passion that Scott carries with him, all on one stage with three part harmony, it creates a close and comfortable musical journey at each show. It’s like a private concert in your own living room!
John Lilly is a multi-faceted performer and songwriter who makes his home in Charleston, West Virginia. An award-winning songwriter, John is also recognized as an accomplished vocalist and song stylist. He accompanies himself on acoustic guitar and mandolin, playing original songs that sound as old as the hills and old songs like they were made yesterday. According to one reviewer, “If Hank Williams had a sunny disposition, he’d be John Lilly.” (Durham, NC, Independent)
Born in Chicago, John has traveled to 48 states, South and Central America, and in the United Kingdom, both as a solo artist and as member of performing groups including the Green Grass Cloggers, Ralph Blizard and the New Southern Ramblers, Company Comin’, and, most recently, Blue Yonder.
He is especially known for his mastery of the early country music styles of Jimmie Rodgers and Hank Williams. John is considered a fine yodeler and frequently teaches workshops in yodeling, as well as workshops in the songs of Jimmie Rodgers and Hank Williams. He has been on the teaching staff for Early Country Music Week at the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College five times.
In 2005, John won first place in the Ghost Writers in the Sky songwriting competition for songs in the style of Hank Williams, sponsored by Hank Fest, a Chicago-based music festival, for his song “Blue Highway.” In 2010, John won first place in the “Next Great Road Song” competition sponsored by Midas Muffler and Spin! magazine, for his original song “Come and Go.”
John has recorded six solo CDs. His most recent release is titled “Thinking about the Weather,” a solo acoustic recording featuring 12 original songs and released in January 2015. Other solo recordings include “Cold Comfort” (2011), “LIVE on Red Barn Radio” (2009), “Haunted Honky Tonk” (2007), “Last Chance to Dance” (2003) and “Broken Moon” (2000).
In addition to his solo performances and recordings, John appears regularly with the band Blue Yonder, based out of Charleston, West Virginia, featuring two-time national flatpicking guitar champion Robert Shafer and bassist Will Carter. John also produces an annual Hank Williams tribute in Charleston, West Virginia, featuring Steel Guitar Hall of Fame member Kayton Roberts, Grand Ole Opry veterans Buddy Griffin and Roger Carroll, vocalist Rob McNurlin and others.
By day, John is editor of West Virginia’s acclaimed Goldenseal magazine, the state’s quarterly journal of history and traditional life. John is also formerly the publicist for the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College, and a former tour guide at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville.
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