The Liars Bench:
An Authentic Traditional Southern Appalachian Storytelling, Music, Poetry, Dramatic, and Folk Arts Live Variety Show
The Liars Bench, WNC’s live variety show plays City Lights Bookstore Sat., March 12, 7 p.m. for the show’s eleventh time.
Featured tellers are: Marion Jones, Jack Parris, Gary Carden, Lloyd Arneach, Barbara Duncan, Steve Brady, and Paul Iarussi, and the subject is white lightning.
Gary Carden, celebrated local folklorist and storyteller, presents a segment of “Prince of Dark Corners”, the story of Louis Redmond, famous Jackson County moonshiner. Marion Jones and Jack Parris demonstrate with an authentic ‘still’ how the old timers made “white liquor.” Steve Brady will relate, in story and song, the strong ties between the moonshining industry and the beginnings of NASCAR. Admission is free.
The Liars Bench creator Gary Carden said “from the very first The Liars Bench has been on the cutting edge blending authentic traditional Southern Appalachian culture with entertainment for children and adults—no matter where they come from. The Liars Bench gives an accurate view of the people and their culture here in the southern mountains.”
Contact: Dave Waldrop, 506-7969; or Carl Iobst, 269.7844.