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The New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters at FCS
January 23, 2016 : 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm$5.00
The Floyd Country Store is excited to host a special Saturday old-time dance with The New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters! Tickets are only $5 at the door.
In the mid 1980’s 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. Ballard’s Branch was also the home of the original Bogtrotter fiddler Uncle Eck Dunford. The Hall family were caretakers of Uncle Eck in his declining years. Like the original Bogtrotters the current band specializes in hard driving dance tunes, and mountain ballads that have been handed down to them by their predecessors. 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.
Special fiddle and banjo workshops with Eddie Bond and Josh Ellis!
Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 – 3 – 5 PM at the Floyd Country Store
Go to the Fiddle & Banjo Workshop Page for more information.