Top Tix: Upcoming music events in the NRV (Nov. 8-11)
Tad Dickens, The Roanoke Times’ music reporter, shares his top picks for weekend music events.
This acoustic duo — both members sing and play harmonica, guitar and percussion — bills itself as a Woodstock-era tribute act.
Details: 7 p.m. Gillie’s Vegetarian Cuisine, Blacksburg. Free (venue encourages donations to performers). 961-2753, myspace.com/gilliesmusic
Friday Night Jamboree
With The Buck Mountain Band, Roscoe P. and Coal Train, True Life Travelers
Three bands gather at the country store to lay down stomp-ready grooves.
Details: 6:30 p.m. Floyd Country Store, Floyd. $5. 745-4563, floydcountrystore.com, facebook.com/roscoepandcoaltrain
Welcome To Hoonah
Roanoke-based eclectic roots pickers return for some Late Night action.
Details: 10 p.m. Gillie’s Vegetarian Cuisine, Blacksburg. Free (venue encourages donations to performers). 961-2753, myspace.com/gilliesmusic, welcometohoonah.com
Texas-based performer gets all blues-funky with his dobro and strong vocals. Check him out via
Details: 10 p.m. 622 North, Blacksburg. $3. 951-1022, 622north.com, bretmosley.com
Americana Afternoon/Americana Open Mic
With Nii Anang
Drummer/dancer Nii Anong, from Floyd via Ghana, runs the show on this afternoon.
Details: Noon (open mic begins at 1:30 p.m.) Floyd Country Store, Floyd. Free. 745-4563, floydcountrystore.com
The Floyd Radio Show
With Rich and the Po’ Folks, Junk DNA
Hear co-host Anna Roberts-Gevalt talk about the show’s second season, in a podcast at blogs.roanoke.com/cutnscratch/?p=13253.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Floyd Country Store, Floyd. $10. 745-4563, floydcountrystore.com, floydcountrystore.com/radio-show, richandthepofolk.com
Young alt-rockers from Floyd County are playing as much as possible.
Details: 10 p.m. BT’s Radford. $2. 639-1282, btsradford.com, spoonfightband.com
The twice-monthly Floyd Contra Dance meeting features an Alabama-based stringband nicknamed “The Trash.”
Details: 8 p.m. Dogtown Roadhouse/Sun Music Hall, Floyd. $8; $6.50 to students with ID. sunmusichall.com, floydcontradance.org
NRCC Veterans Day bluegrass jamboree
With Upland Express, Dryhill Draggers
Bagpipes, a color guard and honor guard, a reserve guard unit and the Pulaski VFW post’s Ladies Auxiliary will be part of this grassy tribute to vets.
Details: 6 p.m. Edwards Hall, room 117, New River Community College, Dublin. Free (organizers encourage donations to performers). 674-3600, (ext. 4307), nr.edu/fiddle
Indian Run String Band
Straight outta Happy Hollow, this old-time band slings music for flatfooters and waltzers alike.
Details: 6 p.m. Sunday. The Palisades, Eggleston. Free. 626-2828, thepalisadesrestaurant.com
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