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Posted By: CupOfTea
27-Sep-09 - 04:11 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Favorite Storytellers?
Subject: RE: Folklore: Favorite Storytellers?
Speaking of storytellers...Art 'imself is a very fine one, particularly in the art of tall tall tales. I think of him first as a storyteller, even though much of the time he's singing the story.

Dan Kedding is a wonderful storyteller and superb singer. I enjoy his weaving together of the two. It's years ago, but I can still recall his voice telling the tale of the lad who charmed snakes... and levitating out of my seat at the critical part of the story!

Mike Mazur in Cleveland is my favorite local storyteller. He does superb accents & some great mimic. He carries on the tradition of recitations that the late Tom McCaffrey, fiddler extraordinaire, used to do. When Mike opens his mouth, you could swear it was Tom talking to you.

I wonder, is telling a good joke well just "short story telling?" I think of Kate Early telling Ole and Lena jokes one after another getting you as hooked as something with an edge-of-the seat plot.

Joanne in Cleveland