Two master storytellers will once again visit Cape Girardeau as "Tunes and Tales" comes to Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus on Friday, September 6 at 7:00 p.m.
Stacy Dohogne Lane, Director of Public Relations with the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau, says this event will feature stories but music will be part of the storytelling experience. She said, "These two storytellers really utilize a lot of music to enrich their storytelling acts they put on."
Michael Reno Harrell is an award-winning songwriter and veteran storyteller from the Southern Appalachian Mountains. His personal experience based stories are easy to listen to and his style has been described as being "like a breakfast of butter and molasses on a warm biscuit...Southern, easy and sweet."
The Rev. Robert Jones hails from Detroit and performs American Roots music and stories. He has performed throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. He believes that traditional American stories have much to teach us.
Dohogne Lane believes that these two storytellers bring a lot of their background with them in their songs and stories and that helps make their performances unique. She notes that the authenticity they bring to the stage really makes this event one that shouldn't be missed.
Tickets are available at the River Campus Box Office or by calling 573-651-2265. More information is available at visitcape.com/storytelling.