First Saturday Dance of 2016 with The New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters January 23, 2016

The Floyd Country Store invites you to our first dance of 2016 with the incomparable New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters!

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. 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 millenium. It is our hope to be an inspiration for future generations of mountain musicians!

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