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The Floyd Radio Show

September 3, 2016 : 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Join us for the opening night of Season Six of The Floyd Radio Show Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 7:30 pm. Hosted by Eddie & Bonnie Bond. With special guests The New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters, David & Linda Lay, Jon Lohman & Rob LaPrelle.
September hosts: Eddie & Bonnie Bond

eddie & bonnie
Eddie Bond’s four great grandfathers were old time banjo players. He was raised by his grandmother who was a singer and guitar player. His family on both sides is packed with musicians who played the traditional music of the blue ridge. Eddie’s great uncle Leon Hill Had a band with Leak Caudill as fiddler. Eddie began performing at age 3 dancing for quarters. He has continued adding guitar, autoharp, fiddle and banjo to his instruments while absorbing fiddle tunes from all of the old timers who live in the Galax region. Eddie is a native of Fries some 6 miles from Galax and the place where country music had its beginnings at the Washington Cotton Mill in 1923 to 1929. Joining Eddie is his wife Bonnie Bond. Eddie & Bonnie have years of experience on the Floyd Radio Show and will prove to be strong first time hosts of the show!
The New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters

New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters
Around a dozen years ago a group of musicians from the Galax, VA area formed a new band. This group The New Ballard’s Branch Bogtrotters took their name, in part from the original Bogtrotters of the 1930’s and also because band leader Dennis Hall lives on Ballard’s Branch. Rounding out the Bogtrotters lineup are: Eddie Bond on Fiddle, Dennis Hall on guitar, Josh Ellis with clawhammer banjo, Jesse Morris on Bass and Leon Frost on mandolin. Old time music is alive and well, and continues to attract fans of all ages. The New Ballard’s Branch Bogtrotter’s remian a leading force in carrying the traditional music of the Virginia/Carolina Blue Ridge into the new millenium.
David & Linda Lay

Vocalist Linda Lay spent her early childhood playing music with her father in a family band and spent a lot of her time on Saturday nights at the Carter Fold in Hiltons, Virginia. Linda played fifteen years with the group Appalachian Trail before forming Springfield Exit with her husband, David. They have toured nationally. She is recognized as a Master Artist in traditional singing for the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. Linda has performed with singers across several genres of music, from country’s Vern Gosdin and Carl Jackson to Piedmont blue singer, John Cephas.
Jon Lohman

Jon Lohman is Virginia’s state folklorist. Jon directs the Virginia Folklife Program at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities where he works to document, present, and support Virginia’s rich cultural folkways through a variety of mediums, including audio and video documentation, exhibit design, public programming, and project development. He is the author of In Good Keeping: Virginia’s Folklife Apprenticeships, and has published scholarly and popular writings on Southern folklore. Jon has presented and facilitated cultural programs at numerous festivals and symposia throughout Virginia and the nation, including the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, the American Folklore Association, the National Folklife Festival and many others.


September 3, 2016
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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