Floydfest 2012

Floydfest 2012
The festival featured eight stages of eclectic musical performances and worldly arts and crafts, all set in the gorgeous, lush mountains of southern Virginia.

Nearly every genre of music is represented at FloydFest, and all that variety is a good thing. Headliners such as Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, Ricky Scaggs and Kentucky Thunder, Jackson Browne, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Michael Franti and Spearhead, The Sam Bush Band, Drive-By Truckers, Matisyahu, Leftover Salmon, SOJA, Sara Watkins, Brandi Carlile, and Dawes were some of the “must-sees”. It was a delightful, energy-infused, 5 day roller coaster ride of music that never dipped below fabulous.

Gnarnia Festival 2012

Gnarnia Festival 2012
Thousands of festival goers flocked to the first annual Gnarnia festival held at the Beech Mountain ski resort near Boone, North Carolina.



Les Racquet

Les Racquet (less rack-it)
Kenny Murphy (Bass,Vox)
Daniel Malone (Drums, Vox)
Patrick Carroll (Guitar, Lead Vox)
Les Racquet is a jazz-oriented indie rock trio touring nationally in support of their most recent CD, “Whale Hail”. Les Racquet, made up of Kenny Murphy, Patrick Carroll, and Daniel Malone, hails from Brooklyn,NY, home to many great national and emerging bands but none who so artfully blend genres not limited by sound, age, or space. Mike Levine at The Deli describes the band as one that “moves from punk to Afrobeat to acid jazz in equal turns, but never pulls away from the meat and potatoes required of any ambitious young group”. We hope you agree.
“Talent-wise all three members impressed, but what was most impressive was the melding of seemingly divergent sounds. The bass, drums and guitar could simultaneously veer off on a tangent without losing the greater whole. The gorgeous three-part  harmonies were the melodic highlight of the songs. Then they also weren’t afraid to throw an adventurous instrumental into the mix.” - Eli of Tympanogram
“The young group has been around for a short while, but it’s the sort of band that can build a reputation by word of mouth [and] on the strength of its shows” Roman of The Rochester City Paper


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