Time: September 24, 2011 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Location: WCU Mountain Heritage Center
Street: 150 HF Robinson, Western Carolina University
Website or Map: http://theliarsbenchgazette.b…
Event Type: southern, appalachian, storytelling, music, poetry, drama, folk, arts, live, variety, show
Organized By: Carl E.H. Iobst
Latest Activity: Sep 21, 2011
The Liars Bench
“A Live, Authentic Traditional Southern Appalachian Storytelling, Music, Poetry, Drama, and Folk Arts Presentation”
“All Star Line-up To Play Special Liars Bench Show At WCUs Mountain Heritage Day.”
On Saturday September 24 at 1:30 pm an all-star line-up of The Liars Bench presents “Our Mountain Heritage” at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Day in the Mountain Heritage Center auditorium. Member artists Gary Carden, Lloyd Arneach, Barbara Duncan, Paul Iarussi, and guest artists Garfield Long, and Keith Shuler all come together on one stage to bring the best of mountain culture to festival attendees.
Carden said “I started The Liars Bench because I saw the culture and tradition of my people, the people of the Southern Appalachians, slipping away. I decided to showcase it, keep it alive, and introduce aspects of the old ways to people who might never have heard of it. This special Mountain Heritage Day showing of The Liars Bench may just be the ‘best of the best’ that we’ve presented before the public.”
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.
“This is the fourth presentation of The Liars Bench at the Mountain Heritage Center and the show has been a crowd pleaser from the very first show in June of 2010 promoting any and all aspects of Appalachian culture. There may be ‘mystery’ guests, you’ll just have to come and see,” Carden remarked.
“The Liars Bench is a unique blend of culturally accurate mountain Americana with traditional Southern Appalachian entertainment for everyone. We attempt to treat Appalachian culture with integrity and authenticity and to be an accurate reflection of the Southern Highlanders and their ways. No matter how successful the show becomes I want people to know that The Liars Bench is an honest rendering of Appalachian culture and tradition” said Carden.
The Liars Bench was created in the early summer of 2010 by Dr. Gary Carden to promote Southern Appalachian storytelling, music, poetry, drama, and folk arts.
The Liars Bench next presentation at WCUs Mountain Heritage Center will be Thursday October 20 at 7 pm.
The Mountain Heritage Center at WCU: 828.227.7129