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Flooding the TV!

#369 / Video Extra!

The Flood is thrilled to be featured in the latest installment of Armstrong Neighborhood Channel’s Press Room Recordings series of award-winning music videos.

Douglas K. Morris and Shane Finster came by the Bowen House on June 27 to take in one of the band’s weekly rehearsals and to chat with Charlie Bowen about the group’s half-century history.

The resulting half-hour film — released this morning — showcases The Flood’s eclectic mix of old and new tunes, ranging from swing pieces (“Ain’t Misbehavin’,” “Sunny Side of the Street,” “Am I Blue?”) to folk "(“I Am a Pilgrim,” “Peaceful Easy Feeling”), blues (“Deep River Blues”) to old rock (“When She Wants Good Lovin’”).

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We were so honored to have Doug and Shane’s Armstrong Neighborhood van roll into the Bowen House neighborhood.

Press Room Recordings is now in its fifth season, and Doug, who is Armstrong’s producer of local programming, already has created more than 100 beautiful local videos featuring area musicians.

And they have been attracting serious national attention. Last May, for instance, Press Room Recordings won its fifth Telly Award since 2019 against stiff competition.

The Telly Awards is the world's largest honor for video and television across all screens. This year is the 45th annual Telly and saw a record-breaking 13,000 entries from across the globe.

Thanks, guys, for letting The Flood be part of your remarkable journey!

From the Archives

By the way, this wasn’t The Flood’s first visit with Doug Morris. He and the good Armstrong crew came by from their South Point, Ohio, offices 11 years ago on the late winter evening in 2013 to produce a fun, hour-long video feature on the band.

For years afterward, the video still regularly popped up on local cable stations occasionally. Here is Doug's recording of that evening:

It was made, incidentally, just days before we went into the studio to begin work on our fifth album, "Cleanup & Recovery."

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The 1937 Flood Watch Podcast
Each week The 1937 Flood, West Virginia's most eclectic string band, offers a free tune from a recent rehearsal, show or jam session. Music styles range from blues and jazz to folk, hokum, ballad and old-time. All the podcasts, dating back to 2008, are archived on our website; you and use the archive for free at:
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