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Saturday April 9 "Creeks, Rivers, and Ridges of the Great Smokies" Liars Bench Show at City Lights

Time: April 9, 2011 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: City Lights Bookstore, Sylva, NC
Street: Spring Street
City/Town: Sylva, NC
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Phone: 828.586.9499
Event Type: southern, appalachian, storytelling, music, poetry, drama, folk, arts, live, variety, show
Organized By: Dave Waldrop
Latest Activity: Apr 1, 2011

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The Liars Bench

“An Authentic Traditional Southern Appalachian Storytelling, Music, Poetry, Dramatic, and Folk Arts Live Variety Show”


Liars Bench Southern Appalachian variety show to play a “Creeks, Rivers, and Ridges of the Great Smokies” presentation at local Sylva bookstore.


Sylva, March 31, 2011— On Saturday April 9 at 7pm The Liars Bench returns to City Lights Bookstore venue in Sylva for "Creeks, Rivers, and Ridges of the Great Smokies." Special guest and award-winning author, outdoorsman, and Bryson City native Jim Casada shares hunting and fishing tales of this region.

Gary Carden, creator of the Liars Bench and master folklorist and storyteller will entertain and educate with authentic and culturally accurate stories about 'who we are.'

Barbara Duncan brings her unique perspective to Southern Appalachia Americana with her haunting ballads and well researched folklore. Lloyd Arneach, Cherokee storyteller, weaves his rustic spell with tales from the first Americans. Steve Brady, a talented dramatist from Macon County brings a new and exciting perspective to memorable orations. Paul Iarussi, claw hammer guitar musician soon to be featured on national television, plays ‘old time’ mountain music. Dave Waldrop, The Liars Bench Master of Ceremonies, song writer and singer of songs, and mountain humorist ties this "Creeks, Rivers, and Ridges of the Great Smokies" Liars Bench presentation into something you'll not want to miss.

The Liars Bench creator Dr. Gary Carden said “the Liars Bench successfully blends culturally accuracy with traditional Southern Appalachian entertainment for all.” Dave Waldrop, The Liars Bench host, said “each show just keeps getting better and better because we all enjoy bringing the real mountain flavor to our presentations.”


Regular cast members include Gary Carden, Lloyd Arneach, Paul Iarussi, Barbara Duncan, Dave Waldrop, Steve Brady, and the show’s mascot Bodine. The Liars Bench recognizes established regional artists and performers and encourages new talent also. The Liars Bench has been a crowd pleaser from the very first show in June of 2010 promoting any and all aspects of Appalachian culture.


The Liars Bench was started in the early summer of 2010 by Gary Carden to promote Southern Appalachian storytelling, music, poetry, drama, and folk arts.

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