Friends benefit to feature Michael Reno Harrell

art renoStoryteller and singer Michael Reno Harrell will perform an afternoon full of Smoky Mountain stories at 4 p.m. June 30 at the Oconaluftee Visitors Center in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Harrell is an acclaimed national storyteller who is known for his humor and warmth that is appropriate for all ages. Having toured throughout the United States, the British Isles and much of Europe, the stories he creates reflect an insight into people’s experiences that catch the ear like an old friend’s voice.

Harrell has served as a Featured Teller at the National Storytelling Festival, a Teller In Residence at the International Storytelling Center, and has performed at major music events like MerleFest and the Walnut Valley Festival. He is an accomplished songwriter and his recordings top the Americana Music Association charts year after year, and continue to garner awards in Country and Folk circles, as well.

Harrell is donating his performance to benefit Friends of the Smokies. This free event is open to the public.



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