Happy Friday everyone, at least I hope it is, and is the gateway to an even happier weekend!
Today is Don White’ birthday, ( March 6th), and he received a wonderful present: an invitation to perform again in Jonesborough, at the National Storytelling Festival this coming October.
More and more of you know Don. His first storytelling gig was at the National in 2015: Bill Harley had worked with Don in the Summer of 2014 at the New Bedford Folk Festival, and urged Jonesborough to consider including Don for their 2015 festival….and they booked him. Thank you again, Bill, and the festival, for going to bat for Don!
That 2015 festival for Don literally changed his life, and many of you know exactly what I am talking about. Don had been a folksinger/comic for many years, but when he experienced Jonesborough, the other tellers, the audiences…..he said ” How did I not know this world existed until now!!!??”..” These other tellers are SOO good!! I am learning from every one of them!!”….” I feel like these are the people and community I have spent my life looking for”….sound familiar?? 🙂 And Don delivered that weekend in a major way.
In the past 5 years many of you have had Don perform at your festivals/events, and know him as not only a superlative artist, but as one of the nicest people you could ever hope to meet. For those of you who don’t know him I would start here: http://www.donwhite.net/storyteller/
Hopefully you can make it to Jonesborough this year, and have the chance to see him live. And yes, I’d welcome the opportunity to talk with you and tell you more about Don, and see if he would be a good fit for your festival.