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Floyd Radio Show: Gap Civil | Connor Vlietstra & Trevor Holder

January 1 : 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for The Floyd Radio Show on Saturday, January 1, 2022 at 7:30 pm with hosts Andrew Small & Ashlee Watkins with special guests Gap Civil and Connor Vlietstra & Trevor Holder. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 day of show.
About Gap Civil
Formed in 2017, Gap Civil is a hard-driving oldtime and heart-breaking traditional country band based in Sparta, NC with Caroline Noel Beverley on guitar, Chris Johnson on banjo, Lucas Pasley on fiddle, Kyle Dean Smith on bass. Gap Civil’s music is rooted in the old time traditions of our region, a diamond-shaped area extending roughly from Sparta, Lowgap, Galax, and Whitetop. They also perform traditional country and original tunes and songs.
About Connor Vlietstra & Trevor Holder
Conner Vlietstra comes from the East Tennessee State University Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music program, and is a native of Red Bank, TN, near Chattanooga. His first love is old time country music. His grandparents and great-grandparents inspired him to learn banjo as a youngster, and Vlietstra is determined to do his part to preserve the music as a community tradition through his studies.
Trevor Holder grew up in Ringgold, GA, and got started on the banjo when he was 13 years old. Now 20, he has absorbed the music of many of the greats, and has been a fixture at the fiddlers conventions in the area ever since. In 2019 he was awarded first place on banjo at the prestigious Old Fiddlers Conventions in Galax, VA, as sure a citation as you could want on the five string.
About Hosts Andrew Small & Ashlee Watkins
Born and raised in eastern North Carolina, Andrew Small is a multi-instrumentalist and singer who has performed with artists ranging from Sierra Hull and Mandolin Orange to the North Carolina Symphony. He now resides in Floyd, VA where he serves as Coordinator of the Handmade Music School and also tours with the group Bill and the Belles. Singing and performing on mandolin and fiddle with his wife Ashlee Watkins as the New Macedon Rangers, Andrew is a regular performer for Friday Night Jamborees at the Floyd Country Store. Andrew has won numerous blue ribbons from fiddlers’ conventions around the Southeast for his old-time fiddling and in 2015 was named the Bluegrass Mandolin Champion of Australia. He holds a master’s degree in music performance from Yale University.
Ashlee Watkins is a singer and multi-instrumentalist originally from Newcastle, NSW. Described by fiddler Bob Herring as having “it”, her powerfully unadorned vocals possess a timeless quality that evokes an uncommon emotional poignance. She has been awarded a number of blue ribbons from fiddlers’ conventions around the southeast for her folk singing and old-time banjo playing, and her band the New Macedon Rangers has been awarded blue ribbons in both old-time and bluegrass band categories.


January 1
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Floyd Country Store
206 S. Locust St.
Floyd, VA 24091 United States
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