Bob Plott to visit Liars Bench

“Legendary Hunters and Hounds of the Great Smokies” will be the subject of the next Liars Bench at 7 p.m. on Nov. 17 at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center auditorium.

Artists taking part in this month’s performance include Gary Carden, Barbara Duncan and Paul Iarussi, along with guest artists William Ritter and Liz Nance. A special guest artist, Bob Plott, will also appear with one of his famous Plott Hounds.

Regular cast members include Carden, Lloyd Arneach, Iarussi, Duncan, Dave Waldrop, and the show’s mascot, Bodine. The Liars Bench recognizes established regional artists and performers and also encourages new talent.

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

The next The Liars Bench will feature “A Balsam Mountain Christmas.” It will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15.

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