Alice Gerrard, Cliff Hale and Sandy LaPrelle on May 3, 2014.
The Floyd Radio Show is an old-timey variety show with original comedy skits, stories, music and more, hosted by Elizabeth LaPrelle and Anna Roberts-Gevalt. Celebrating old time and traditional music. The next show is Saturday, May 3 at 7:30 pm with special guests Alice Gerrard, Cliff Hale and Sandy LaPrelle.
Simply put, Alice Gerrard is a talent of legendary status. In a career spanning some 40-plus years, she has known, learned from, and performed with many of the old-time and bluegrass greats and has in turn earned worldwide respect for her own important contributions to the music. Alice is particularly known for her groundbreaking collaboration with Appalachian singer Hazel Dickens during the 1960s and ’70s. The duo produced four classic LPs (recently reissued by Rounder on CD) and influenced scores of young women singers — even The Judds acknowledge Hazel and Alice as an important early inspiration.
Cliff Hale grew up listening to all kinds of American Roots music thanks to a sharing father who had a deep appreciation for the same and a great music collection! From a singing family, he was coaxed to join in with the family quartet as a child and has been singing ever since. While attending WVU, he had the good fortune to play and sing in a band of talented musicians who shared passion and respect for hardcore bluegrass. Originally from West Virginia, Cliff is proud to call the Old North State home for the past dozen or so years. You may have seen him out and about singing with the Piedmont Melody Makers, the Rye Mountain Boys or starring as Hank Williams in the Cape Fear Regional Theatre production of Lost Highway.
Sandy LaPrelle grew up singing the traditional songs her mother and father sang to her at home. Her formal music training included 2 years of piano in elementary school and 6 years of viola during junior and senior high school, as well as high school chorus. As a counselor at summer camp she sang and taught others to sing folk songs around the campfire, and of course sang to her own kids at home. In the late 1980’s Sandy performed early music with the Solstice Assembly out of Chapel Hill, NC. Now that her daughter Elizabeth is performing regularly, Sandy provides harmony vocals for the family duets.
The Floyd Radio Show is an hour followed by a bonus concert with guest musicians and co-hosts. The first hour only of the show is streamed live online, and is later available as a podcast. Many of the past shows are re-broadcasted by partnering radio stations, please stay tuned for broadcast listings.
Tickets for the Floyd Radio Show are $10.00 in advance and $12.00 at the door. Tickets are available online at www.FloydCountryStore.com, phone at 540-745-4563 and at the store. The Floyd Radio Show appears on the stage of the Floyd Country Store, a traditional and historic live music destination and is a production of DLP Concerts, Inc.
What: The Floyd Radio Show
When: Saturday, May 3, 2014, 7:30 PM
Who: Public welcome. Tickets Necessary. $10.00 in advance and $12.00 at the door.
Where: Floyd Country Store, 206 South Locust Street, downtown Floyd, VA
FOR MORE INFORMATION & PHOTOS:
Heather Krantz (540) 230-6714