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Floyd Radio Show
January 3, 2015 : 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$10 – $15
The First Floyd Radio Show of 2015 to Host Special Guests
Sheila Kay Adams, Jon Newlin and Amy Davis
The Floyd Radio Show is gearing up for the first show of the new year on Saturday, January 3, at 7:30 PM. Special guests on the show will be Sheila Kay Adams, Jon Newlin and Amy Davis. Hosted by Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle, the Floyd Radio Show features original radio plays, comedy, ads, jingles and the best traditional music from Southwest Virginia and beyond.
A seventh-generation ballad singer, storyteller, and musician, Sheila Kay Adams was born and raised in the Sodom Laurel community of Madison County, North Carolina, an area renowned for its unbroken tradition of unaccompanied ballad singing that dates back to the early Scots/Irish and English settlers in the mid-17th century. Adams learned to sing from her great-aunt Dellie Chandler Norton and other notable singers in the community, such as Dillard Chandler and the Wallin family (including NEA National Heritage Fellow Doug Wallin). In addition to ballad singing, Adams is an accomplished clawhammer-style banjo player and storyteller. Adams began performing in public in her teens, and throughout her career she has performed at festivals, events, music camps, and workshops around the region country and the United Kingdom, including the acclaimed International Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee, and the 1976 and 2003 Smithsonian Folklife Festival as part of The Bicentennial Celebration and Appalachia: Heritage and Harmony.
The Floyd Radio Show is streamed live online, and is available as a podcast. Many of the past show are re-broadcasted by partnering radio stations, please stay tuned for broadcast listings.
Tickets for the Floyd Radio Show at the Floyd Country Store are $10.00 in advance and $15.00 day of show. Season passes are available for $80.00 and include special reserved seating. Tickets are on sale now and are available online at www.FloydCountryStore.com, phone at 540-745-4563 and at the store.