Monday Soundings

The Valentine’s Night House Concert in Floyd, Virginia was by all measures a success. With their kind permission, the Herald Angels allowed me to record a couple of bits to share with you. Click to listen. [MicroTrack II and mic on the unit.]

My Flower, My Companion and Me ~ vocal and instrumental harmonies (3 min)
Kay Justice tells about the church chandelier (1.5 min)


Fred First holds masters degrees in Vertebrate Zoology and physical therapy, and has been a biology teacher and physical therapist by profession. He moved to southwest Virginia in 1975 and to Floyd County in 1997. He maintains a daily photo-blog, broadcasts essays on the Roanoke NPR station, and contributes regular columns for the Floyd Press and Roanoke's Star Sentinel. His two non-fiction books, Slow Road Home and his recent What We Hold in Our Hands, celebrate the riches that we possess in our families and communities, our natural bounty, social capital and Appalachian cultures old and new. He has served on the Jacksonville Center Board of Directors and is newly active in the Sustain Floyd organization. He lives in northeastern Floyd County on the headwaters of the Roanoke River.

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