Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Ep. 10 of LBC Podcast -- Sam Calhoun from FloydFest

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In this episode we talk to Sam Calhoun about being one of five full time, year-around employees of FloydFest.

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Sam Calhoun with co-founders Erika Johnson and Kris Hodges
Between being a stage actor in NYC, putting on hippy music festivals in Boone, NC, and trying to single-handedly change the mission of a small town newspaper, Sam's experience within the American arts and culture scene is both unique and expansive.

He talks about what happens behind the scenes at the festival, what it costs to pay all the bands, and how FloydFest almost became too commercial one year and how they've made changes to not let that happen again.

We check out three bands playing the festival this year:
Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats "SOB"   32:32
Con Brio   "Never Be The Same"   49:53
Femi Kuti "Dem Bobo"   1:16:32

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The beautiful timber-framed Main Stage set within the Blue Ridge Mountains
A big thanks goes out to the main sponsor of this show, Photobooth: by Andy Cox Photography

Andy Cox Photography is a proud sponsor of FloydFest for the second year, and will be located on the left-hand side of the main stage of vendor row. They will be offering three different instant print products: classic photostrips, a 4x6 photo collage, and single 4x6 prints, all branded with the FloydFest logo and artwork. VIP's should look for their free print coupons in their VIP swag bags!

And don't forget to check out these Lonesome Banjo Chronicles partners:
The Big What? Festival:  July 21-23 near Mebane, NC

The Front Porch Festival: Sept 2-4 near Stuart, VA.

--Brian Paul Swenk

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