Mac Traynham's Tune of the Week

Callahan (Version 2)

This week’s tune is called “Callahan”. This one is from the playing of William (Bill) Shelor. I first heard it on the LP recording on the Heritage label called “Eight Miles Apart” that features two of the families from our local area that were prolific players of our kind of music in their lifetimes, namely, the Kimbles and the Shelor families.

Mac Traynham's Tune of the Week

Twin Sisters (Version 2)

Here’s the other tune known as Twin Sisters that is nothing like the D tune called Twin Sisters or Jennie Baker. Here’s old-time clawhammer banjo player Sidna Meyers of Carroll County playing Twin Sisters as a solo. He has some cool melodic right hand techniques not unlike his contemporaries on banjo Glen Smith and Wade Ward. This is not a dance tune in my opinion.

Mac Traynham's Tune of the Week

Twin Sisters

So I want to feature a local version in D of the tune “Twin Sisters”. This rendition was a part of the Old Originals LP that has so many great tune versions played by mostly unknown players who were found in their elderly years still able to remember tunes from their community. Thanks to the work of Blanton Owen and Tom Carter who collected these tunes in the early 1970s.

Barbara and Skip Pendry

A Love Story: Barbara and Skip Pendry

The Floyd Country Store is celebrating love this Valentine’s Day, and specifically the kind of love that lasts for a lifetime, through thick and thin. Our very own Barbara and Skip Pendry (married 64 years) share their story of just what it takes.

Virtual Get Together 2021

2021 Virtual Get Together

The Handmade Music School presents the 2021 Virtual Get Together on Saturday, March 27, 2021 from 2:00-6:00pm. Registration opens February 15 with a suggested donation of $50. Workshops are taught via Zoom.

Mac Traynham's Tune of the Week

Bill Cheatham

Here’s the Kimble Family from Carroll County playing a nice tune. I have been liking and playing this version on my fiddle lately. This is a distinctive version of the tune they call Liza Jane. It’s not the common version which is the root of such tunes like Sugar Hill and Chicken in a Bread Tray.

6th Annual Charm City Django Jazz Festival

6th Annual Charm City Django Jazz Festival

The Floyd Country Store & The Handmade Music School, in collaboration with our friends at Creative Alliance in Baltimore, MD, are pleased to announce the 6th Annual Charm City Django Jazz Festival, a virtual music event on February 26-27, 2021.

Music Fun with Kari at Home

Replays Available for Music Fun with Kari at Home

Are you afraid you’ll go stir-crazy this winter? Don’t! Pull out the pots and pans and instruments you have at home and join Kari whenever you like, for 30+ minutes of musical fun for your 1 to 6 year old child.

Mac Traynham's Tune of the Week

Chinquapin Hunting

Here’s the Kimble Family from Carroll County playing a nice tune. I have been liking and playing this version on my fiddle lately. This is a distinctive version of the tune they call Liza Jane. It’s not the common version which is the root of such tunes like Sugar Hill and Chicken in a Bread Tray.

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