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Historic Jonesborough to host renowned storyteller Donald Davis

From STAFF REPORTS

Donald Davis, one of America’s favorite master storytellers, is coming to the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center on April 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m.

The two night concert will feature Davis telling different stories each evening.

Davis was born in a Southern Appalachian Mountain world that was rich in stories. “I didn’t learn stories, I just absorbed them,” Davis said as he recounts tales learned from a family of traditional storytellers who lived on the same Western North Carolina land since 1781.

Davis’ resume boasts numerous experiences including Davidson College, Duke University Divinity School, as a retired Methodist minister and a former chairperson of the Board of Directors for the National Storytelling Association. He is a favorite at the National Storytelling
Festival and has also served as a featured teller at the Smithsonian Institute and the World’s Fair, as well as festivals and concerts throughout the United States and the world.

For Donald Davis, storytelling is a way of giving and living life. He invites each listener to come along, pull deep inside for one’s own stories and personally share the common experiences that celebrate the creative spirit.

For Donald Davis, storytelling “is not what I do for a living, but it is how I do all that I do while I am living.”

Enjoy two nights of stories from Donald Davis with general admission each evening being $15. A special group rate for 15 or more
people is available for $12 per person.

For tickets or more information, call (423) 753.1010 or visit Jonesborough.com/tickets