Fatback lures McBride-Smith back to Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 8:02 pm Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Auto shop burglarized three times in six months; suspect sought Video surveillance captured a man walking through McGhee’s Automotive on U.S. Highway 29 South early Monday morning. The man can… read more Fatback lures McBride-Smith back to Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival “The audiences at the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival are the best and so is Southern cooking,” McBride-Smith said. “Coming to the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival feels like a homecoming celebration with friends and kinfolks gathered ’round for a feast of stories.”And what a feast of stories she serves up.Barbara McBride-Smith is the female’s answer to Donald Davis,” said Cathie Steed, a member of the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival storytelling committee. “When she steps to the microphone, she takes off and never slows down. She has been compared to a fire and brimstone preacher and even a fire and brimstone preacher would have to take a backseat to her ‘sermon.’”Audiences that have heard McBride-Smith’s “preaching” want to hear it again. Nationally acclaimed storyteller Barbara McBride – Smith will arrive for the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival today. That’s a day early for the weekend storytelling event.Barbara McBride-Smith is coming early for one — no four, reasons – fatback, biscuits, tomato gravy and greens!The Texas-born storyteller’s first scheduled appearance at the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival was canceled due to an ice storm in Oklahoma. But, that was before she feasted on fatback, biscuits and tomato gravy and greens at Sisters. Skip Latest Storiescenter_img Since then, not even an ice storm could ground her from supper at Sisters.Barbara McBride-Smith grew up in Texas, was educated in Massachusetts, discovered the ways of the world on the Jersey shore, settled for a long time in Oklahoma and is now are resident of Jonesborough, Tennessee, the home of the National Storytelling Festival.But she’s just as ‘at home’ crowded around a table with fatback as the main dish. Print Article By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… “You can’t catch it all because you are laughing so hard,” Steed said. “It’s like that with so many of her stories. Then, she can turn right around and tell a story that touches your heart. I love the story about her mother’s button box. It brings back memories for me. To me, a great story is one that the audience can relate to and Barbara McBride-Smith is a master at that.” Joining McBride-Smith at the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival, are nationally acclaimed storytellers, Donald Davis, Josh Goforth and Bil Lepp.The Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival will be Saturday, January 25 at Troy University’s Trojan Center Theater. Storytelling concerts will be at 10 a.m. ($10), 2 p.m. ($15) and 6:30 p.m. ($10). For tickets, call, 334-685-5524. Tickets are available at The Messenger.The Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival is paid for in part by a grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. You Might Like By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more