The next Floyd Radio Show is set for Saturday, March 7, at 7:30 PM. Special guests on the show will be Jim Lloyd and Locust Honey. Hosted by Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle, the Floyd Radio Show features original radio plays, comedy, ads, jingles and the best traditional music from Southwest Virginia and beyond.
Raised in the coalfields of western Virginia, Jim Lloyd now makes his home in Rural Retreat, Va., where he operates Lloyd’s Barber Shop, a local gathering spot for collecting and trading tunes, stories, and songs. His musical roots extend back through at least four generations of fiddlers, guitar players, dancers, and singers from the mountains of Virginia and West Virginia. Jim is known especially for his skills on guitar and banjo. Through the influences of his extended family and fortunate upbringing in the Heart of Traditional Mountain Music, Jim has “old bones” with a knowledge and appreciation for the “old ways” well beyond his years.
In his youth Jim was recognized for his great talent and was part of a 300 person troupe that were contracted to perform in the Marti Gras (Carnaval) in Nice, France in the mid 1990’s. Then he went professional and was the guitarist for The Konnarock Critters.
Locust Honey String Band
Chloe, Hilary, Grace and Meredith bring their respective experience in Old-Time, Bluegrass, and Pre-war Blues to both their original material and the traditional songs and tunes of the American Southeast. With a rotating instrumentation of fiddles, open-back and resonator banjos, acoustic and resonator guitars and upright bass, they set an emphasis on lively arrangements that showcase their vintage three-part vocal harmonies.