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Harrell’s stories are verbal vitamin B12

first_imgLatest Stories The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Harrell spoke with tongue in cheek for he says his stories take place in South America – Alabama, North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia – “that South America.”“With all the bad news we get flooded with every day, finding out that I was invited back to the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival was like winning the lottery. Well, maybe not the Powerball but pretty dang close.”Storytelling comes naturally to Harrell. His style has been described as being like a breakfast of butter and sugar cane syrup on a warm buttered biscuit.Lawrence Bowden, vice president of the sponsoring Brundidge Historical Society, said that that Harrell’s storytelling is more like a big dose of vitamin B12. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 11:00 pm Monday, January 21, 2013 “He’ll get you up and going,” Bowden said. “He tells a story and then he sings the story. It’s a very interesting combination.”Harrell travels all across the county telling stories that reflect events and histories common to all. He is a master of taking his listeners back to the good ol’ days, back to the days of bicycles, fireworks, piano lessons, good dogs and bad school lunches.Bowden said Harrell’s “Southern Suggestions” could have been written about Pike County because it’s about all the things, Pike Countains hold true – like corn meal on green tomatoes, clear fingernail polish when chiggers get a-hold of your legs and tractor tires painted white for planters and car tires tied to a rope for a swing.Harrell’s performances have been compared to his granddaddy’s pocketknife – well worn and familiar feeling but razor sharp and with a point.He has appeared at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tenn., the International Storytelling Center and major storytelling festivals across the country and the British Isles and at major music festivals, including MerleFest and the Walnut Valley Festival.The Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival features three storytelling concerts at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Trojan Center Theater on the campus of Troy University.Pre-show music is by Broken Strings Bluegrass Band (morning), The Benton Brothers and Company (afternoon) and The Lighthouse String Ensemble (evening). Music will begin 30 minutes prior to the storytelling concerts.For tickets, call (334) 735-3125 or visit Studio 116 in Brundidge or The Messenger in Troy.The Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival is sponsored in part by the Alabama State Council on the Arts with support for the National Endowment for the Arts. Sponsored Content Email the author Skip By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article Book Nook to reopen You Might Like Troy director’s art pulled from show for being too controversial Three pieces of artwork by Ed Noriega were pulled from an art show at the Heritage Hall Museum in Talladega… read more Although his name might suggest that he’s a riverboat gambler or the dealer in high-class casino, Michael Reno Harrell is, simply put, a story slinger. And he slings with the best of storytellers in the county.That’s why he’s coming almost right back to the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival on Saturday at the Trojan Center Theater on the campus of Troy University. By The Penny Hoarder Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf 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. 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I’d come back even if they held the festival in South America.” Harrell’s stories are verbal vitamin B12last_img read more