The Floyd Country Store Presents

The Floyd Radio Show

An old-timey variety show with original radio plays, comedy bits, ads, jingles, music and more, hosted by Andrew Small & Ashlee Watkins

Season 10 premieres Saturday, September 4, 2021​

With special guests Hubby Jenkins & Twin Creeks Stringband​

About The Floyd Radio Show

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 Andrew Small & Ashlee Watkins. 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.

Musical guests from past seasons include Wayne Henderson, Bill & The Belles, Nikki Giovanni, Dale Ann Bradley, Chance McCoy & JP Harris, Riley Baugus, Jimmy Costa, Beth Macy, Paul Brown & Terri McMurray with Verlin Clifton, and a host of local favorites including Floyd’s own Mac Traynham, The New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters, Nobody’s Business, The Original Orchard Grass Band and many more!

The show began 10 years ago with Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle (Anna & Elizabeth) as the original show hosts. Anna & Elizabeth built the profile of the Floyd Radio Show and introduced its unique old timey format to the world. Anna & Elizabeth moved on to focus on their careers in 2015 and The Floyd Country Store continued to produce 4 more years of the Floyd Radio Show with guest hosts and in-house actors. For the 10th season, The Floyd Radio Show is excited to welcome our good friends Andrew Small & Ashlee Watkins and welcome back the concept of show hosts who will guide the vision and move the Floyd Radio Show into the future, reaching far back into the rich traditions of old time radio programs while moving the show into the future all while featuring the best musicians on the planet as special guests all season long.

Season Passes Available

$115 (SAVE $20!)
Cost includes admission to all nine shows with choice of seating for the whole season.
Floyd Radio Show Andrew Small & Ashlee Watkins Loitering Allowed

About Our Hosts

Andrew Small

Born and raised in eastern North Carolina, Andrew Small is a multi-instrumentalist and singer who has performed with artists ranging from Sierra Hull and Mandolin Orange to the North Carolina Symphony. He now resides in Floyd, VA where he serves as Coordinator of the Handmade Music School and also tours with the group Bill and the Belles. Singing and performing on mandolin and fiddle with his wife Ashlee Watkins as the New Macedon Rangers, Andrew is a regular performer for Friday Night Jamborees at the Floyd Country Store. Andrew has won numerous blue ribbons from fiddlers’ conventions around the Southeast for his old-time fiddling and in 2015 was named the Bluegrass Mandolin Champion of Australia. He holds a master’s degree in music performance from Yale University.

Ashlee Watkins

Ashlee Watkins is a singer and multi-instrumentalist originally from Newcastle, NSW. Described by fiddler Bob Herring as having “it”, her powerfully unadorned vocals possess a timeless quality that evokes an uncommon emotional poignance. She has been awarded a number of blue ribbons from fiddlers’ conventions around the southeast for her folk singing and old-time banjo playing, and her band the New Macedon Rangers has been awarded blue ribbons in both old-time and bluegrass band categories. Now making her home in Floyd, Virginia, Ashlee also performs as a member of Jackson Cunningham’s string band Nobody’s Business.

Podcast

If you missed any of our live shows, you can listen to our podcast online or in your favorite podcast app. 

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