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Floyd Radio Show from Carnegie Hall

March 27, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

$12 – $20

Hosts Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle bring together a monthly variety show from the Floyd Country Store in teeny Floyd Virginia– with skits, melodramas, sound effects and  local traditional music.

Inspired by radio variety shows of old, they write, produce & host the show each month– now in it’s fourth season. For a loyal local crowd, and an increasing audience of podcast listeners, we  showcase the area’s finest local musicians, storytellers, and comedians– be they oldtime stringbands, a fifteen piece gospel band from the church down the road, a family band of cellists,  a yodelling songwriter, or a world renowned musician.

“These young women follow in the footseps of many of our idols and mentors who’ve gone before, and they do them proud.” – Alice Gerrard
“They are at the heart of what we call traditional. I am so impressed with not only their talent, but also their commitment.” – Ginny Hawker
“The voice hits you first… LaPrelle’s shimmering resonance has been compared to that of Emmylou Harris, her ornamental trill to the church-influenced work of Ralph Stanley and Iris DeMent. … Roberts-Gevalt is an acclaimed musician in her own right … energetic and rangy.” – Beth Macy, Garden & Gun Magazine
“There’s something truly inspiring about this collaboration between 25 year olds from southwest Virginia… and a very special treat for lovers of pure traditional singing and playing, afficionados of the great ballad, and anyone that gets excited witnessing culture carried forward with mastery, love and a profound and real understanding of what makes old material great.” – Sing Out Magazine

With special guests: Jimmy Costa, Michael and Carrie Kline, Sarah Elkins, Patrick O’Flaherty, and more!

carrie and michael kine high resMichael and Carrie Kline weave West Virginia stories and folklore with spine-tingling harmonies on voice and guitar. They live and breathe Appalachian music and culture. Their voices carry the songs with truth and authenticity. The Klines present their music both as entertainment and social history, with engaging ease and hard-hitting passion. They have spent years recording music and spoken narrative from Cherokee, North Carolina throughout the southern coalfields and mountainside farms of Kentucky and Virginia. They have documented southern mountain experience and music in industrial cities from Cincinnati to New England. The Klines’ high mountain harmonies meld with their intertwining bass lines on two guitars, with Michael’s melodic flat-picking and Carrie’s rhythmic backup. They have performed in Italy, Germany, and across the United States in living rooms, conference centers and concert halls from Maine to Ohio, New York City and Washington, D.C., Wisconsin and California. To hear them and be encouraged to join in on a chorus is to be transported to a country church, a primeval forest, a coal miner’s picket line, or grandma’s kitchen. http://folktalk.org/

2006 Vandalia Gathering - Jim Costa, Andrew DunlapJimmy Costa, from Summers County, WV, is a musician and a musicologist.  He is an authority of old-timey Appalachian music.  Fluent on fiddle, banjo, harp, accordion and other instruments, he can pull an old song like “Nelly Gray” out of his head and in about 2 minutes have it right.  If you have seen the film, “Matewan,” you have seen Jim as an Italian immigrant worker playing mandolin. He also instructs classes in traditional mountain music at festivals and workshops across the state. He is a true local historian, collector of stories and old handmade tools, of old tunes and legends. A man of boundless energy.


sarah elkinsSarah Elkins is a writer living in rural Appalachia. Her freelance work runs the gamut from grant writing to speech writing. She calls her poetry mystical realism, meaning she attempts to string a connection between the common experience of being in this world and the mysterious experience of being in this universe. Sarah has taught English Literacy for Adults at Simi Valley Adult School in Simi Valley, CA; Literature, Composition and Business Communications at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in Salisbury, NC; and Language Arts at Smith Academy of International Languages in Charlotte, NC. Sarah has also taught TeachSmART workshops through a partnership between Greenbrier County Schools in Greenbrier County, WV and Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg, WV. This partnership provides workshops for teachers taught by artists who provide tools for incorporating the arts in curriculum. Through a grant of the National Endowment for the Arts, Sarah taught creative writing in the federal prison system. Sarah is a member of WV Writers and serves on the Board of Directors of High Rocks for Girls. http://sarahelkins.com/

Patrick O’Flaherty, traditional Irish musician. Raised in Galway’s Gaeltacht on the rugged West coast of Ireland, Patrick is part of a select group of people whose native language is Gaelic. With a professional music career that has spanned over three decades, he is acknowledged as one of the truly fine practitioners of Irish mandolin and harmonica. Patrick is currently the resident musician at the Irish Pub on Washington Street in Lewisburg, WV. http://www.poflaherty.com/biography.htm




March 27, 2015
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
$12 – $20
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Lewisburgh, WV 24901 United States
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