Hickory – Award winning singer, songwriter and storyteller Michael Reno Harrell is giving a one-night only performance this Saturday, June 15 at 8pm in the Firemen’s Kitchen at the Hickory Community Theatre.

Reserved seating tickets are $16 each and may be purchased in advance online at hickorytheatre.org, by phone at 828-327-3855 or at the door one half hour before performance time.

Harrell’s natural knack for storytelling, in print, song and spoken word has earned him praise from not only the music community but from the literary and storytelling worlds as well. He has had the honor of being a Featured Teller at the National Storytelling Festival and to be Teller In Residence at the International Storytelling Center, as well as performing at major music events like MerleFest and the Walnut Valley Festival.

His recordings top the Americana Music Association charts year after year. His original songs and stories have been described as “Appalachian grit and wit” but, as his writing shows, Harrell’s awareness is much broader than the bounds of his boyhood home or even the Southern Experience.

Photo: Michael Reno Harrell. Courtesy of Mr. Harrell.