The Floyd Country Store Presents The Floyd Radio Show Season 10 Extravaganza: A Virtual Variety Show and Fundraiser
Please join us for a virtual Floyd Radio Show 10th season kick off event!
We are excited to be launching our 10th Floyd Radio Show season at the Floyd Country Store. The Floyd Radio Show is a variety show featuring original radio plays, comedy bits, ads, jingles, music and more. Due to COVID-19 we cannot present the first part of our season in person so we have moved it online.
The first Floyd Radio Show of the 2020/2021 season will be a special one. It is our 10th season, which is a big deal, plus we are producing this in conjunction with the Friends of the Floyd Country Store fundraising campaign. And this special virtual online event will feature music and stories from our musical friends of the Floyd Country Store.
This special event will feature an incredible line up of old time and bluegrass musicians, sharing stories, music and memories about their connection to the Floyd Country Store. We will feature some Floyd Radio Show skits and commercials done virtually. Some of the musicians will be live at the Floyd Country Store while others will be sending in their musical messages from all around the country.
Having to produce the Floyd Radio Show as a virtual event has allowed us to create some really fun and interesting ideas. It won’t be quite as fun as a Floyd Radio Show in person, but it will definitely be entertaining.
Come one, come all! The Floyd Radio Show is an old-timey variety show with original radio plays, comedy bits, ads, jingles, music and more, hosted by a series of guest hosts. Celebrating old time and traditional music with people and communities where music is played and enjoyed in its authentic and purest forms.
The show is rooted in Floyd, VA where a musical and artistic community provides endless inspiration for the show, which appears live at the Floyd Country Store on the first Saturday of each month, September through May.
Highlights of past seasons include: the melodrama of Myrtle Vermillion (a small-town autoharp sensation on her first visit to the big city); the entertaining new Ballad-style GPS–one product we wish was real!–and the Poetry Olympic Games, complete with Edgar Allen Poe-Vaulting.
Musical guests from past seasons include award winning flatpicker and guitar maker Wayne Henderson, banjo player Riley Baugus (whose credits include work on the soundtrack of Cold Mountain), West Virginia storyteller Jimmy Costa, singer Carol Elizabeth Jones, and a host of local favorites including Floyd’s own Mac & Jenny Traynham, Janet Turner, Chance McCoy (now of Old Crow Medicine Show) and Blacksburg’s Black Twig Pickers.
Each show is available as a podcast. Many of the past show are re-broadcasted by partnering radio stations, please stay tuned for broadcast listings.