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Storytelling and Bluegrass

Mark your calendars now for an entertaining evening! The Anson County Writers' Club is sponsoring the sixth annual Back Porch Stories at 7:00 p.m. on April 27th at the Ansonia Theatre in Wadesboro. Tickets are only $7 and children 10 and under are free.

New this year is the addition of a bluegrass band. Passin Thru Bluegrass Band plays traditional bluegrass music with a distinct hard-driving sound you will love. With well over 100 years of combined musical talent, this band's members are well-matched instrumentally and vocally. With a love of all music, they embrace the traditional sound whether playing an uplifting gospel standard, a toe-tapping country hit, or a bluegrass song with an energy that is contagious.
The band members are C.H. Linebery, guitar; Dwayne Runyon, mandolin; Jimmy Damron, bass; and Rodney Haywood, banjo.

Storyteller Azalea Bolton enjoys both writing and telling stories about her life experiences in both Richmond and Robeson Counties. She says “life wasn’t easy growing up with three brothers.” Azalea has been a newspaper columnist for the past three years and is the co-author of a book entitled “Just Passing Time Together.” She loves to tell her own original stories and loves to add in a little singing whenever possible.

Sam Pearsall says, "We are all made of stories! Stories are what we remember, what we dream of, and how we think of each other. Every story has joy, wisdom, and truth in it. And every story is a whole world. As the author John Crowley said, 'with any good story, the further in you go, the bigger it gets.'”

Master of Ceremonies J.A. Bolton started telling stories at a young age when the fellas at the local store would buy him a drink and a candy bar to tell 'em a story. He soon found that telling stories was a good way to take a break from hard work on the farm too. Since then, he’s gone on to tell some pretty tall tales that include huntin’, fishin’, and workin’ on the farm. His motto is "Live, Love, Laugh.”

Music, stories, doorprizes ... bring the kids and plan for a good time.