An Evening of Appalachian Tales with Adam Booth
Join us for an evening of music and storytelling from award-winning Appalachian storyteller Adam Booth, with performances from students from Knott County High School students who have spent the week with Adam learning about the tradition of Appalachian storytelling.
About Adam Booth
Adam Booth is the recipient of the 2022 Governor’s Arts Award for Folk Arts in West Virginia. His original storytelling blends traditional mountain folklore, music, and an awareness of contemporary Appalachia. A focus on craft propels his handling of story. Career highlights include Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, Teller-In-Residence at the International Storytelling Center (three times), the National Storytelling Festival, Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, the Appalachian Studies Association Conference, the National Academy of Medicine, and Spoken Word Resident at the Banff Centre (Alberta). He is a member of the Recording Academy (GRAMMYs) and his recordings have received a Parents’ Choice Gold Award, two Parents’ Choice Silver Honors, and five Storytelling World Awards and Honors. He is a four-time champion of the West Virginia Liars’ Contest.