Stay Prayed Up

A revered “Mother” to many in her community, Lena Mae Perry, 82, has lifted countless spirits with her booming voice as part of The Branchettes, a renowned North Carolina gospel trio. The Branchettes have recorded several studio albums and performed as far aways as Ireland over their 45 year history, but have never recorded a …

There Ain’t No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down

This film explores the legacy of Harry Caudill, who spent his life advocating for the people of Appalachia by illuminating the ways they became impoverished at the hands of the callousness of a capitalist coal industry. The story focuses on Caudill’s dark turn away from standing up for the poor to blaming them for their …

The Floyd Radio Show

While small, the community nurtures a thriving artistic and traditional mountain music scene with dozens of jam sessions that fill the street corners every Friday night. Its focal point and gathering place is The Floyd Country Store. One of the oldest buildings in town, the store is now host to traditional music classes, concerts, dances, …