Some larger festivals boast a similar peace, love and music philosophy, but Floyd actually lives it, not just for one weekend, but throughout the entire year. Long renowned for its artist communities and unique roots music drawing power, Floyd often seems like a place from another time, a vaguely recollected dream from which most of the world woke up decades ago.
He may well be this country’s most famous living mandolinist any side of David Grisman. He is known in some circles as the “Mayor of Telluride” due to the fact that he has performed at 26 of the 27 Telluride Bluegrass Festivals. Some prefer to call him, simply, King Sammy. What ever you call him, you owe it to yourself to take a listen to his latest offering of foot-stomping bluegrass, King Of My World.