Floyd Country Store announces a Tribute to Blind Alfred Reed

Blind Alfred Reed with Band

Join us June 12th at 7:30 PM for a special celebration of the life and music of Blind Alfred Reed. Born in Floyd County, Virginia, Blind Alfred Reed was a prolific songwriter who based many of his ballads on news he heard on the radio. Recording at the famous 1927 Bristol Sessions, he was signed by Victor Records along with the Carter Family and Jimmie Rogers. Some of the songs he wrote have become classics, like the Depression-era anthem “How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live,” while Americana greats have blown the dust off others, as Ry Cooder did with his version of “You Must Unload” and Tim O’Brien with “There’ll Be No Distinction There.”

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