Whether it's toe-tappin' music, a glimpse into history, tall or twisted tales, or simply entertaining, fun-loving anecdotes about living, there is something for everyone at this year's 24th annual Kansas Storytelling Festival!
Tim Lowry has been telling stories of the People, by the People, and for the People for 15 years. Telling a variety of Folk Tales and Stories from American History, Tim has presented thousands of educational programs for schools across the country. At festivals Tim entertains audiences with a mixture of Folk Tales and Personal Narrative. He also presents storytelling/communication workshops at corporate retreats. When Tim is not on the road, he makes his home in Summerville, SC, where he often performs stories of southern culture and history from the “Sweet Tea Trail.”
For more information on Tim Lowry go to http://www.storytellertimlowry.com/
One of the premier autoharpists in the world, Adam Miller is a renowned American folksinger and natural-born storyteller. He believes that “folksongs travel through history. History travels through folksongs.” His rich, resonant baritone voice is accompanied with lively fingerpicking acoustic guitar and stunningly beautiful autoharp melodies. In a contemporary musical landscape peopled with singer/songwriters and their often short-lived offerings, his time-honored traditional folksongs and ballads are a breath of fresh air. A masterful entertainer who never fails to get his audience singing along, he has distinguished himself as one of the great interpreters of American folktales and folksongs, and as a performer who appeals to audiences of all ages.
For more information on Adam Miller go to http://www.folksinging.org/
Brian "Fox" Ellis
As an author, storyteller, historian and naturalist working with museums and theatres across the country, Brian "Fox" Ellis has been regaling audiences for more than 35 years. Since 1980 Fox has been touring the world as a performer and educator. Through stories and song, myth and poetry, Fox brings the world to schools, libraries, festivals and conferences. In a warmly entertaining manner, he captures what is most life-affirming and beautiful in the human experience.
Linda Gorham’s performances are filled with surprising twists and unconventional humor. For the past 25 years, Linda has engaged audiences with interactive folktales, distinctive myths, notably twisted fairy tales, riveting well-researched historical stories, and humorously heartfelt stories about family life. Each performance is infused with Linda’s unique, signature ‘sophisticated attitude.’ Linda has been telling stories for over twenty-five years, the last twenty (and counting!) professionally. Before her storytelling life, Linda spent thirteen years as a three-piece-suit-wearing-briefcase-carrying human resources manager and trainer for Prudential Insurance Company.
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The Downs Legends will be back to the Festival again this spring! Festival goers in past years have enthusiastically received the stories of early citizens in the community who made unique and valuable contributions.