Monday, November 1, 2010
THE LIARS BENCH DOES A HALOWEEN SHOW AT THE COUNTY LIBRARY ON OCTOBER 28TH
Fantastic show! We had a packed house at the Haywood Public Library last Friday. We also had a remarkably varied and very responsive audience. Dave even managed some audience participation with his turkey buzzard routine, Barbara and Paul sang ballads of doomed lovers, Steve Brady conjured up an image of a white owl and a hanged woman at High Hampton. I told the audience about Bodine, my stuffed dog (who was present), gave a brief history of the liar's bench in Appalachian tradition and recalled an old Irish story about poor Stinky OShanashy, Haiche, the blind storyteller who met a demon one night in a little village in Japan and Spearfinger, the Cherokee witch who lived on Whiteside Mountain (and ate little children's livers). Kathy Olson was present with refreshments and provided the Liars Bench with a perfect setting for a Halloween show. I don't see how it could get any better. Thank you, Kathy and Carl who took all of these pictures.