Joe will open his 2017 season with At The End Of My Rope, or Hung Up On The Love Songs.
This edition of Penland’s continuing series, Ballads, Songs and Stories of the Mountains explores the truth (and inescapable variations the truth) about North Carolina’s most infamous “Love Songs” as they are called in the deep valleys and coves of the Western North Carolina Mountains. Expect an evening filled with danger, intrigue and steamy liaisons richly spiced with downhome humor.
Penland’s running commentary of growing up in rural Madison County and along the banks of the mighty French Broad have made him one of the South’s most beloved storytellers and songwriters. Deemed “A Cultural Treasure”, Joe’s award winning Appalachian ballad singing and storytelling have made him a favorite at festivals and folk venues on both sides of the Atlantic. In 2005 he won the prestigious Bascom Lamar Lunsford Award, named for his cousin and founder of the longest continually running folk festival in America.
Madison County Arts Center
|Event Type||Concert / Performance|