‘Wild Mountain Music’ Liars Bench to play in Cullowhee Jan. 19

The Liars Bench presents “Wild Mountain Music” at 7 p.m. on Jan. 19 at WCU’s Mountain Heritage Center auditorium.

Member artists Gary Carden, Lloyd Arneach, Barbara Duncan, Paul Iarussi; guest artists Laurence Jordan, Ken Beck, Brent Martin, Jill Gottesman and Liz Nance will perform Southern Appalachian story, song, and poetry on one stage.

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

“The Liars Bench is a unique blend of culturally accurate mountain Americana with traditional Southern Appalachian entertainment for everyone,” said Carden. “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.”

The next presentation of The Liars Bench at WCUs Mountain Heritage Center will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday February.


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