Category Music

Power of Music

John McCutcheon last night at the Country Store told about the time in his early 20s when he set out on a three-month “self-study” of the banjo players of Southwest Virginia. Some of those he ended up visiting with were…

A Solution for *CMS Disease

What th’ WHAT? The answer to writer’s block, I’m afraid. Trolling through the few images from the past month this is the one that was by far the most unusual. I confessed a few blog posts back (which at one…

Jax is Jumping: Nov 8!

Maybe I should have said HOPPIN’ Many of you have heard Hoppy Vaughan at Pine Tavern over the past few years. You don’t want to miss this one! [su_button url=”https://tackk.com/5g00ey” target=”blank” style=”soft” background=”#a1c8ea” color=”#1f1717″ size=”5″ wide=”yes” center=”yes” radius=”5″ icon=”icon: thumbs-up” icon_color=”#ffffff”…

The Other Rail to Trail: NRV Trail

Sort of a busy week ahead, with many hours of sitting in metal folding chairs. Committee animal this boy is not, and yet I will be because it is required. Hopefully the human end can tolerate the required hours to…

Sweetlips Put-Down

For a change of pace I’m fleshing out this post via Postach.io–a beta blogging platform that works off of Evernote. Since Evernote is where I create and curate my blog posts and related links (as many others do as well),…

The Glue That Holds Us Together

In light of the most recent evidence that we are a species capable of destruction and profound hatred, it seems more important than ever to reassert our potential to create and to love. In the end, the power of love…

Musical Floyd: No, Not Just THAT Music!

No doubt, when it comes to an insider collective identity and an outsider cultural “brand” for Floyd, it is the music within the county and town boundaries that are at the top of the list of “what Floyd’s about.” When…

Lipstick On Your Collar: Connie Francis

I often listen to 181FM Classic Hits (from Waynesville NC) on TuneIn Radio (streaming via Droid in the car and iPad at home.) They play a nice and not-often-repeated slate of songs from the 50s and 60s, but one I’ve…

On the Road: Getting Here From NY

JAMBOREE WARNING: Expect music in the street tomorrow evening, February 18–the first warm-ish Friday of the Musical Year! Stop over at The Station, visit the Floyd Artist’s Association Gallery. I’ll be there from 6 to 8, with the digital photography…

Valentine’s Day Concert: About the Players

In addition to yesterdays announcement about the Valentine’s Day ‘House Concert’ in Floyd County, Mac Traynham sent along a bit more detail about his association and history with the individuals that make up the Hearld Angels. Thought you might be…

House Concert Opens Doors to All

UPDATE: just got word the concert will be at Zion Lutheran Church (I assume the one in Floyd) with more details to follow. 02-06-2009 615AM Because of the limited number of chairs you can get in the average Floyd County…

Music in the Mountains

  I am hesitant to point to anything that points toward Floyd County, not wanting to be accused of being the Pied Piper of the area. (There are plenty of realtors who wear that red cape and floppy hat.)  As…