The Floyd Country Store Radio Show is a variety program unlike any you’ll hear on radio. It’s like a Mountain Stage/Prairie Home Companion crossover but more fun. Down home fiddle music, great Country voices, comedy skits and a whole lot more. Attending a taping is at the top of my wish-list. Here are just a couple of West Virginia-related highlights…
Old Crow Medicine Show’s Chance McCoy used to be in a band called Old Sledge with Floyd Country Store Radio co-host Anna Roberts-Gevalt. It’s a small world after all. McCoy was featured on the show in February 2012.
Charleston’s own John Lilly was featured in January 2013 – his Hank Williams covers are particularly noteworthy. You can also hear several John Lilly tracks on his Sonicbids site.
I rarely bother to read other music blogs anymore, but there are exceptions. One of them is the always entertaining Knox Road, who stands out from the pack with series like Abby’s Road and clever one-off essays on the state of the music industry. I can’t remember the last time a blog post made me actually laugh out loud, but I’m glad no one was around when I read The 10 Most Beloved Songs I Hate: Part 1. Writer Laura Jane shares her hilariously cynical feelings on the current Amazon Top 10. My favorite line is in the disection of Little Big Town’s “Pontoon” video: “They are barbecuing meat. I envy them.” Although describing Ellie Goulding’s “Lights” as “the aural equivalent of Kate Middleton” is a very close second. Go now go!