Our Storytellers

Adam Booth

Adam Booth’s storytelling blends traditional folklore, music, and an awareness of contemporary Appalachia. His original voice, both humorous and touching, is influenced by generations of diverse storytellers from West Virginia. Learn more…

Geraldine Buckley

Geraldine Buckley has always loved stories—listening to them, reading them, telling them. Stories are a gift. They have such a wonderful way of transporting the listener into a different realm—a land of infinite possibilities. Heard at the right time stories can pierce problems with wise solutions, allow despair to be dispersed by hope, dissipate fear with a dose of courage and, perhaps most important, scatter joy. Learn more…

Donald Davis

Donald Davis was born in a Southern Appalachian mountain world rich in stories, surrounded by a family of traditional storytellers who told him gentle fairy tales, simple and silly Jack tales, scary mountain lore, ancient Welsh and Scottish folktales, and most importantly, nourishing, true-to-life stories of his own neighbors and kin.  Featured at festivals throughout the U.S. and world, Davis is also known as a prolific author, producer of books and CDs, and as a guest host for NPR’s Good Evening.  Davis is a recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence and Lifetime Achievement awards.  Learn more…

Michael Reno Harrell

Michael Reno Harrell is an award winning songwriter, as well as a veteran storyteller and entertainer, and he’s from the South… the Southern Appalachian Mountains to hone it a bit finer. One could compare Michael’s performances to his granddaddy’s pocket knife: well warn and familiar feeling, but razor sharp and with a point. Learn more…

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