Luke Church

Host, All Things Considered

Luke is a married white male with no criminal record. Additionally, he is a college graduate with bonafides in  radio hosting, music curation, mandolin picking, and Harley and acoustic bike riding. In addition to hosting All Things Considered, Luke is host extraordinaire of Roots Down, WVTF's own Americana/mixed-bag music program airing Friday nights from 8-12.

Mention Floyd, VA and one of the first images that comes to mind is the Floyd Country Store. And of course, bluegrass and old time music. Dylan Locke and his wife, Heather Krantz, purchased the store four years ago and continue to maintain its legacy. And, now, they are undertaking a new effort to preserve the music.

Americana music artist Jim Lauderdale spoke with Luke Church about Frank Newsome’s album of traditional folk hymns Gone Away With A Friend.  Lauderdale and Virginia folklorist Jon Lohman recorded the album in 2006 in the church Newsome pastors in southwest VA.  The album has just been re-released on Free Dirt Records. 

Luke Church in conversation with Jack Hinshelwood, Executive Director of The Crooked Road about Mountains of Music Homecoming

Floyd County, Virginia is known for being a community connected to its rich tradition of old time music.  The Floyd Country Store and Handmade Music School help carry on that tradition through live performances and instruction.

Throughout Virginia's 2018 General Assembly session, All Things Considered host Luke Church and reporter Michael Pope will break down the highlights from the Capitol each week. It was the last week of the session, but there's still a lot of work to be done.