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The Floyd Radio Show
December 3, 2016 : 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm$12
The Floyd Radio Show
December 3 @ 7:30 pm
Join us for The Floyd Radio Show Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 7:30 pm. Hosted by Ralph Berrier, Jr. with musical guests The Java Brothers, The New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters, and Amythyst Kiah.
The 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 remain a leading force in carrying the traditional music of the Virginia/Carolina Blue Ridge into the new millennium.
The Java Brothers
The Java Brothers play classic and contemporary bluegrass with a rock ‘n’ roll drive combined with a deep, abiding respect of tradition. The band grew out of the popular Radford Fiddle and Banjo Jam in 2007, and has played at festivals, beer-tastings, church services, pumpkin patches and other bluegrass-friendly venues across the New River Valley and Southwest Virginia. The Java Brothers recorded their CD “Rollin’ On” in 2010. The Radford-based band feature a lineup of Joe Abercrombie (banjo), Bill Adams (dobro), Ralph Berrier (fiddle), Chris Burgoyne (mandolin), Doug Capobianco (bass) and Wayne Frye (guitar). Most of the guys sing, too
Amythyst Kiah is a Southern Gothic, alt-country blues singer/songwriter based out of Johnson City, TN . Not only are her influences eclectic, but they span across decades. She draws heavily on Old Time music (Mississippi Sheiks, Son House, Jimmie Rodgers, Olla Belle Reed, Carter Family) and is inspired by vocal stylings of R&B and Country music from the ’50s-’70s (Big Mama Thornton, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Mahalia Jackson, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn). She also draws heavily from contemporary artists that have similar powerful vocal integrity (Adele, Florence and the Machine, Megan Jean and the KFB, Janelle Monae, Thom Yorke, Tori Amos, Bonnie Raitt)