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Monday, August 29, 2011

Folklore, Lies, and Tall Tales Coming to the Mountain Heritage Center

The Liars Bench show "Folklore, Lies, and Tall Tales" is coming Thursday September 1 at 7pm to WCUs Mountain Heritage Center (227.7129).
Special guests for this presentation are:
Local author and storyteller Curtis Blanton with some of his famous Porch tales!
From Stone Mountain Georgia, David Hirt, Dramatist and master storyteller tells stories he first heard at his Uncle Gordon's knee.
Dr. Gary Carden, The Liars Bench creator and artistic director, Brown-Hudson Folklore Award winner, will host the show and never fails to bring down the house with poignant, entertaining stories.
Lloyd Arneach, Cherokee master storyteller, will tell stories of the time before.

Paul Iarussi, founding member of the "Sweet Tater Band", old-time claw hammer guitar and traditional mountain singer.

Dr. Barbara Duncan, Brown-Hudson Folklore Award winner, recites her own Southern Appalachian poetry and sings haunting traditional and new (CD: "Music Says Go") ballads.

William Ritter, proficient on the guitar, banjo, and fiddle; William sings ancient ballads and modern bluegrass for your entertainment.
Bodine, accused cat killer (since exonerated), currently The Liars Bench official mascot, will be looking for you Thursday September 1 at 7pm at WCUs Mountain Heritage Center auditorium.

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