Each month, we have the grand pleasure of hosting a variety show-- THE FLOYD RADIO SHOW, we call it.
I call it a grand pleasure, because it is -- gathering a group of unlikely radio actors -- be they our favorite old time musicians from the area, a school group, a representative from the local historical society or hardware store, or an older person with a great family story. We gather them two hours before the show, gather them around a few tables, upstairs at the Floyd Country Store, and do introductions. And then, hand them
their scripts. Twelve page things we concocted over the course of the month, with help from friends and storytellers and local writers. Preposterous ads for businesses that don't exist (Jasper Jenkin's Jingle Taps, Marge's Cat Funeral Home and Banjo Head Manufacturer), mixed with dramatized story -- mysteries, true tales of old time musicians, quests, and Jack Tales.
And then we read through the script -- assign parts, sure that the bass player of this band would make a great Witch, and the fiddler would make a great bumbling hero.
We eat dinner. And then it's showtime. Two hours of skits, music, and storytelling.
It's a madcap evening.
So glad, this last show, to have one of Elizabeth's heroes aboard.... along with nearly her entire family. Our next show is in February, with our dear friends, the Black Twig Pickers.
the one and only,
SHEILA KAY ADAMS
on our radio show,
telling a few family stories.