Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Floydfest Preview

This weekend we will be heading down The Crooked Road to southwestern Virginia for FloydFest. Hosted by the "funky" town of Floyd and Across-the-Way Productions, the festival brings together artists from several genres: bluegrass, blues, jam-band, funk, and Americana. One of the best features of FloydFest, besides the on site camping, is that many artists will play multiple times either during the same day or over the weekend. Thus, if a favorite band conflicts with another, there should be a second chance to catch the next performance. The festival starts Thursday night at 4:00 PM with Eymarel and includes shows by Chatham County Line, Donna the Buffalo,The Jordan Harman Band, Jenny Arnau, Eli Cook, and Laura Reed & Deep Pocket. Our coverage begins Friday night and will extend to The Avett Brothers finale. In between we will hopefully interview a few bands and see Blind Corn Liquor Pickers, Railroad Earth, New Monsoon, Oneside, Crooked Still, Tony Trischka, Rusted Root, Sons of Bill, The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, Cadillac Sky, Tea Leaf Green, Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, and Dumpstaphunk - to name a few.

We will also visit a few of the local wineries and post that experience at Wine Compass. Since many attendees will be parking at the Chateau Morrisette parking lot; stop in to sample the wines. The proprietors to Blacksnake Meadery will be attending FloydFest so the meadery will be closed through the weekend, but there is also Villa Appalaccia Winery, AmRhein Wine Cellers, and Foggy Ridge Cider. We hope to see you there.

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