Thursday, December 14, 2017

Waltz on in to Route 60 Saturday Night!

We’re worked up and ready to go for this weekend’s final “Route 60 Saturday Night” of the 2017 season. We have the great Ron Sowell and Ritch Collins on deck as the our guest performers, Dave Peyton is back of the in-house storyteller and, as always, The Flood will be on hand as the house band. Our fiddler Doug Chaffin has worked up a special treat for the evening — his rendition of the beautiful Jay Unger-Molly Mason composition, “Lovers’ Waltz.” Here’s Doug’s treatment of the tune from this week’s Flood rehearsal. Remember, we’re at Route 60 Music Co., 60 Peyton St. in Barboursville, this Saturday night. The show starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 and all proceeds go to this month’s charity, Lily’s Place. Come on out — we’ll raise a ruckus and make a memory or two!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The Christmas Song

Looking forward to this month’s Route 60 Saturday Night — our last Route 60 show of the year, slated for Saturday, Dec. 16 — and we’ve been hard at work on some holiday tunes that we can contribute as the house band. Last night we focused on coming up with an arrangement for the great Mel Tormé-Bob Wells classic, “The Christmas Song.” Listen as Michelle takes this tune by the antlers and absolutely owns it, pausing only for Paul’s sweet, sweet guitar solo. You know, Jack Frost is already here, so bring out those chestnuts and let’s get that fire started!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Don't Let Your Deal Go Down

Working on new tunes can be a little tedious — and we are preparing some new material for the upcoming December edition of the new Route 60 Saturday Night show — so sometimes during a rehearsal we just need to step back and clean out our ears with an old familiar tune. That’s why in the middle of learning some Christmas music last night, we stopped for a minute to jump back into our Charlie Poole song bag. Here’s Charlie’s wise advice — which might just resonate with some you holiday shoppers out there — now, don’t let your deal go down, ’til your last gold dollar is gone.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Anthem for Black Friday

This time of year, most musicians are trying to think up sweet Thanksgiving-y tunes to share, you know, those songs of the over-the-river and through-the-woods variety. Nothing wrong with that. But The Flood, well, we’re a forward-looking outfit, so we’re probably the only one’s this week offering you an anthem for Black Friday. Or actually, for Black Friday NIGHT, when your money’s all gone and your mind might just be following it out the door.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Rolling into Rt. 60 Saturday Night, Third Edition!

We’re eager for this weekend’s big gig as The Flood again serves as the house band for the exciting new monthly music variety show, Route 60 Saturday Night! This month’s special guests are veteran singer-songwriters Chet Lowther and Douglas Imbrogno. For The Flood’s part of the show we always try to have tune or two that features our song bird, Michelle Lewis, who also co-hosts the monthly shows with the great Randy Yohe. Here’s one of Michelle’s numbers that we’ve got planned for this Route 60 Saturday Night. Remember, the show this Saturday night, Nov. 18, at Route 60 Music Co., 60 Peyton St., Barboursville, WV. The good times start at 7 p.m. For more information, visit the web site at

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Rob Redux

Last month when singer-songwriter Rob McNurlin was prepping for his set at the new Route 60 Saturday Night show, he brought his tunes to a special Flood rehearsal. Well, he must’ve had a good time, because weeks later he found himself craving another little dose of Floodishness, and we’re so happy he did. Last night Rob came back, out of the dark and damp, for another evening at home for his adopted Flood family.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Just a Little Bit Longer...

There’s just something warm and special in the air whenever we come back together after taking a week off from the rehearsals. It’s almost like we don’t really want the evening to end, as you can probably hear in this final tune from last night’s gathering. Listen to how everybody takes an extra chorus to keep the song going just little bit longer before they have to pack up the instruments, say the goodbyes and head out into the cold, damp dark.