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The Floyd Radio Show
January 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm| $15.00
Join us for The Floyd Radio Show on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 7:30 pm: a night of music, stories, skits and jokes; live at the Floyd Country Store and broadcast online during the event. Guests for this month’s Floyd Radio Show include the young bluegrass sensation ShadowGrass, old time stringband The Thundering Tardigrades, and Gina & Jason Dilg! Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 day of show.
ShadowGrass is a group of young musicians from Western North Carolina and Southwestern Virginia who crossed paths at local fiddler’s conventions in the summer of 2014. They began a musical journey that has led them to play and compete together.
Although they have their own style, ShadowGrass is honored to be playing in the shadow of great bluegrass legends. Holding to their bluegrass roots, fast picking, and fresh arrangements have earned the band numerous awards in youth and adult competitions across the region. In 2016 they placed 5th in the adult bluegrass band category at the Galax Fiddler’s Convention. ShadowGrass has had the privilege of playing at exciting venues, including Heartwood and The Crooked Road,The Blue Ridge Music Center, The Lincoln Theatre, The Historic Earle Theatre, and at festivals such as the National Folk Festival, MerleFest, HoustonFest, the Richmond Folk Festival, SPGBMA, and IBMA. They were honored to be chosen as a featured youth band for the IBMA World of Bluegrass Festival in 2016 and 2018.
Their foot-tapping music and charming personalities continue to draw a crowd and gain encouraging fans with each new place they visit. ShadowGrass is looking forward to contributing to the heritage of bluegrass music for years to come.
The Thundering Tardigrades
Featuring MJ Epps, JoeBass DeJarnette, David Winston and Mary Winston, The Thundering Tardigrades are a spectacular old time string band with some of Virginia’s finest!
See the band’s last performance from the October 2016 Radio Show on YouTube.
Gina & Jason Dilg
Gina and Jason Dilg are based in Southwest Virginia, and play the foot-stomping dance tunes and old country ballads of the American string band repertoire. Both multi-instrumentalists, they love performing for dances as much as putting on concerts.
Gina has been steeped in the traditions of the music from the southern Appalachians and the Southwest since she was a young child. Raised in a family of musicians, she developed an affection for the bright, energetic music of these traditions.
Jason is a respected interpreter of Appalachian dance tunes and ballads. He played banjo in the winning band in the traditional band contest at the Appalachian String Band Festival in Clifttop W.V. in 2009; he took first in banjo and third in fiddle the Fiddles and Folklife Festival at Warren Wilson College in the spring of 2005; and played guitar behind fiddler David Bass in the first-place old time band at the Tazewell County Fiddlers Convention in the summer of 2006. He’s also served as an adjunct faculty banjo instructor for Naropa University.
Gina and Jason began playing music together at a public jam in Lyons, Colo., in 2010. It went pretty well; they got married in 2015 and still love playing music together today. They can be found playing and singing as a duet or with the raucous stringband The Yeehaw Ramblers with Joe Thrift, and Tammy & David Sawyer.
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