Storytelling fest will feature new voices

first_img Storytelling fest will feature new voices The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Sponsored Content Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “I’d been performing my self-penned songs and stories on the road for many years when one night in a motel room I chanced on a PBS broadcast,” Harrell said. “There was this little, old lady with a turned up red hat and a patchwork skirt standing on a stage in a tent taking about taking piano lessons from her cousin or somebody. I was mesmerized.”Harrell said he laughed so hard from the mere joy of a story.“By the end of Ms. Kathryn Windham’s story I knew what I wanted to do for the rest of my life,” he said. “And, thanks to the chance introduction to the Great Dame of Storytelling that’s what happened.”Harrell said he was honored to be asked to perform at the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival.“I’m looking forward to bringing a little bit of Western North Carolina to Southern Alabama.”Tickets are available for the 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. storytelling concerts at the Trojan Center Theater by calling 334-735-3125 and on site at The Messenger.The Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival is sponsored in part by the Alabama State Council on the Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder McBride-Smith was the featured teller at the June Buggin’ Storytelling in the summer but has not appeared at the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival.“Barbara was scheduled to appear at the 2010 festival but she was unable to get out of Oklahoma because of the ice storm,” said Cathie Steed, a member of the BHS storytelling committee. “Everyone enjoyed her so much at our June event so we wanted her to one of our festival tellers.”McBride-Smith will join Michael Reno Harrell as the “new” voices for the 2011 storytelling festival. Familiar faces and new voices have become the trademark of the Brundidge Historical Society’s Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival, which is held annually the last weekend in January.The Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival features two tellers, who are retuning by popular demand, and two who are making their first appearances at the Pike County storytelling event.This year the sponsoring organization will break with tradition and bring Barbara McBride-Smith back to the stage. Book Nook to reopen Published 9:33 pm Wednesday, January 26, 2011 Skip “I am thrilled to be coming back to Brundidge and Troy to piddle around with the friendly folks in Alabama,” said McBride-Smith. “Way back before they migrated to Texas, my daddy’s people were Alabamians, so being there is sort of a homecoming for me.”Laughter and a few salty tears are McBride-Smith’s trademark. She serves her stories with a side of Southern grit.“The stories that I’m bringing with me this time are about men, mamas and mammograms,” McBride-Smith said, laughing. “Mercy, it’s a good thing y’all have a sense of humor.”It was just natural that Harrell would become a storyteller because it comes so naturally to him. His style had been described as being “like a breakfast of butter and molasses on a warm biscuit – slow and easy. You Might Like Governor’s office ups reward The governor’s office added a $5,000 incentive to the effort to locate and arrest the man suspected of kidnapping and… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more