Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Good As I Been To You

It was a dark and stormy night and about half the band couldn't make it to the weekly rehearsal, but for those who did, it was a memorable evening. While it was damp and cold outside, it was warm and bright around the table where we came for coffee and conversation and, of course, the tunes, like this great old Blind Blake number, "Good As I Been to You."

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Playing Music in French

The Flood is proud of being West Virginia's most eclectic string band, one that can swing from jug band tunes to jazz standards of the 1940s to, well, this French Canadian folk song of the 1840s that we learned from an Ian & Sylvia album, oh, many decades ago. Now, we make no claims to the preciseness of our French pronunciation. No, no -- on the contrary, whenever we do this song live, we ask if anyone in the audience actually speaks French. If anyone says yes, we say, "Okay, well, for you this song is in German."

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Business as Usual in the Floodisphere

We love how this track captures the go-with-the-flow nature of our weekly rehearsals. As you'll hear, Michelle is already wailing on her lovely rendition of Patsy Cline's "Walkin' After Midnight" when Sam arrives. Listen closely and you'll hear him walk in and take his seat and then hear Charlie tell him the key we're working out of -- D -- and then a minute later, after Paul's sweet chorus, Sam's playing a solo.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

We're Playing Downtown ... Just Because!...

One of our favorite local venues is the beautiful and historic B&O depot at Heritage Station in downtown Huntington, and we get to play there again this Saturday afternoon. It's all part of a special day of music and crafts in support of the Cabell-Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau. Now, our good friends in the Shadowshaker Band are playing there from 11 to 1 -- come early to hear them -- and then hang around for The Flood from 1 to 3. The address is the corner of 11th Street and 3rd Avenue, and the day's music is free. Here's a sample of the tunes we're working up for the afternoon, just …. well, because…