Hickory – Well-known singer/songwriter and storyteller Michael Reno Harrell is returning for a one night show in Hickory this Saturday, July 15th at 8:00pm in the Firemen’s Kitchen. Tickets are $16, seating is general admission.

Harrell is an award winning songwriter, as well as a veteran storyteller and entertainer, and he’s from the South… the Southern Appalachian Mountains to hone it a bit finer.

Harrell’s recordings top the Americana Music Association charts year after year. His original songs and stories have been described as “Appalachian grit and wit” but, as his writing shows, Harrell’s awareness is much broader than the bounds of his boyhood home or even the Southern Experience. Having toured throughout the British Isles and much of Europe, as well as most of the US, the songs he writes and the stories he creates reflect an insight into people’s experiences that catch the ear like an old friend’s voice.

Harrell’s natural knack for storytelling, in print, song and spoken word has earned him praise from not only the music community but from the literary and storytelling worlds as well, having had the honor of being a Featured Teller at the National Storytelling Festival and to be Teller In Residence at the International Storytelling Center, as well as performing at major music events like MerleFest and the Walnut Valley Festival. Along with his performances, Harrell often conducts workshops in songwriting and storytelling as well.

Tickets are $16 each and may be purchased in advance online at hickorytheatre.org, by phone at 828-327-3855 or at the door one half hour before performance time. There is not reserved seating for this show.

PHOTO: Storyteller Michael Reno Harrell returns to the Firemen’s Kitchen on July 16th at the Hickory Community Theatre. For tickets call 828-327-3855 or click www.hickorytheatre.org.