Floyd Small Town 2021 Summer Series with Music from Darrell Scott Trio and Dori Freeman
Venue: Warren G. Lineberry Memorial Park, Floyd
Organizations: Darrell Scott, Dori Freeman, Floyd Small Town Summer
Date: Thursday, July 15, 2021
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Event Types: Music, Food, Miscellaneous, Family Friendly
Cost: Free
Description:
The Town of Floyd continues its 4th Annual Floyd Small Town Summer series featuring music from the Darrell Scott Trio and Dori Freeman on Thursday, July 15, 2021 outside at Warren G. Lineberry Memorial Park.

The Town of Floyd offers this series of free events to provide a fun, family-friendly atmosphere in downtown Floyd, VA. The events take place on alternating Thursdays from mid-June to the end of August and feature music and movies with lots of additional activities provided to highlight the park and community organizations.

Darrell Scott became one of the more successful country songwriters of the late '90s and early 2000s, placing songs with the biggest names in country music, including several major chart hits. Garth Brooks, the Dixie Chicks, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, and many others recorded his work. At the same time, he worked consistently as a studio musician and released a series of his own solo albums. He has collaborated with Steve Earle, Sam Bush, Emmylou Harris, John Cowan, Verlon Thompson, Guy Clark, Tim O'Brien, Kate Rusby, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Mary Gauthier, Dan Tyminski, and many others.

“I look like an insider because of everything I‘ve done, but I always felt like an outsider,” Darrell Scott says. “And that’s important—to be an outsider.”

He’s also a master. Witness his ability to make just about any instrument talk, listen to his vocals and songwriting to hear him contain every emotion between joy and pain within one verse in his singing and in his pen. Nowadays he’s taking the outsider role even more seriously; after 23 years in Nashville he spent the last year devoting himself to a self-sufficient lifestyle in the country while simultaneously putting together his best album in years.

Born in Eastern Kentucky to restless Appalachians who moved him Out West, raised by a country-music-worshiping single father, he studied poetry with Philip Levine, a celebrator of the working class who would later become the nation’s Poet Laureate. Scott has lived the songs he sings: he’s worked hard, told defiant truths, and never turned down the chance to pursue love. Along the way he has created an oeuvre of albums beloved by his devoted fans and written songs that became hits for everyone from Dixie Chicks to Travis Tritt as well as being covered by more than 70 others while never shying away from critiquing the industry. The multi-talented Grammy nominee has also been a member of Robert Plant’s Band of Joy, won the AMA Song of the Year, named ASCAP’s Songwriter of the Year and a host of other accolades.

Links:

http://www.darrellscott.com/
https://www.facebook.com/darrellscott

Dori Freeman is a twenty-four-year-old singer and songwriter from the southwestern hills of Virginia. Dori comes from a family rooted in art and tradition. Her grandfather is an artist and guitar player, and her father, a multi-instrumentalist and music instructor. While her style subscribes to no one genre, the influence of her Appalachian upbringing lies at the core of her music - heard especially in the lulling mountain drawl of her voice. She sings without affect and with striking clarity, delivering each song carefully and earnestly.

Dori's style was shaped by American Roots music: Bluegrass, Rhythm and Blues, and Old Country. Her early introduction to musicians like Doc Watson, The Louvin Brothers, and Peggy Lee have heavily influenced her modern yet timeless sound. Dori learned how to play the guitar at fifteen and began writing her own material a few years later, citing Rufus Wainwright and his haunting melodies and achingly honest lyrics as the spark that inspired her to pen her first song. Her songs often center on heartache and pining; unrequited and sometimes unconventional love common muses for her melodies and lyrics.

Dori currently lives in Galax, VA.

Links:

http://www.dorifreeman.com/
https://www.facebook.com/dorifreemanmusic

The Small Town Summer Event Series is free and open to the public.

Grab your lawn chair and/or blanket.

Gates will be open and access provided to the public starting at 6 PM on all Floyd Small Town Summer events. Movies will begin when the sun goes down.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions in place currently, the normal community activities such as face painting and bounce houses are temporarily excluded from the events. The Town of Floyd will make updates prior to each event and will hope to add these fun family activities as we move into the summer months.

For more information, visit: http://floydsmalltownsummer.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/floydsmalltownsummer/.
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