Storytelling with Folk Heritage Award recipient John Fowler

Enjoy a performance by 2013 Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award recipient John Thomas Fowler at McKissick Museum. Fowler — a master musician and storyteller — will perform Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. – noon.

john thomas fowlerFowler has been described as a treasure of a performer, an artist and a lover of folklore. For more than 30 years, Fowler has worked to ensure that Appalachian culture remains alive by sharing the music traditions and stories of his heritage with schools, churches and libraries, at festivals and other events, as well as through recordings and radio. His storytelling weaves together the threads that bind communities – a shared history and family ties, and his performances combine music, folklore and charm. He often surprises audiences by tapping his foot or dancing a jig while he plays and tells stories. His presentations are designed for all ages, from a child dreaming of playing a musical instrument to a senior reminiscing of days gone by.

Fowler’s performance is part of the museum’s programming for the exhibition Diverse Voices, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Related: Nominations for the 2014 Folk Heritage Awards are due Dec. 16, 2013.

Via: McKissick Museum