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An Evening of Storytelling with Doug Elliott

Stories, Songs and Lore Celebrating Animals, Plants and People.

Saturday, March 4, 6:30-8 pm

Doug Elliott is a national storyteller, naturalist, back-country guide and harmonica wizard. Whether he's singing about catfish, extolling the virtues of dandelions, telling wild snake tales or wailing out a jivey harmonica tune, Mr. Elliott will take you on an unforgettable, multifaceted cultural tour of North America's back country. Come enjoy his lively performance of traditional tales, ancient legends, inspiring stories, folklore and outrageous personal narratives. He flavors them with regional dialects, lively harmonica riffs, fact stranger than fiction and more than a few belly laughs. So bring a friend and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or beer during the reception starting at 6:30 pm. Mr. Elliott will come on stage at 7 pm. This program is for adults and children who listen like adults. Preregistration required. Members $10; nonmembers $15. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

About Doug Elliott

Doug Elliott is a naturalist, herbalist, storyteller, basket maker, back-country guide, philosopher, and harmonica wizard. For many years made his living as a traveling herbalist, gathering and selling herbs, teas and remedies. He has spent a great deal of time with traditional country folk and indigenous people, learning their stories, folklore and traditional ways of relating to the natural world. In recent years he has performed and presented programs at festivals, museums, botanical gardens, nature centers and schools from Canada to the Caribbean.

He has been a featured storyteller at the National Storytelling Festival. He has lectured and performed at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto and conducted workshops for the Smithsonian Institution. He has led ranger training sessions for the National Park Service and guided people on wilderness experiences from down-east Maine to the Florida Everglades. He was named harmonica champion at Fiddler's Grove Festival in Union Grove, N.C. He is the author of five books, many articles in regional and national magazines, has recorded a number of award winning albums of stories and songs, and is occasionally seen on PBS-TV, and the History and National Geographic Channels.