Michael Reno Harrell
It just doesn’t get any better than the tales, wisdom, wit and guitar melodies that Southern songwriter and storyteller Michael Reno Harrell weaves for his captive audiences.
About Michael – courtesy of www.michaelreno.com
“Michael Reno Harrell is an award-winning songwriter, as well as a veteran storyteller and entertainer, and he’s from the South… the Southern Appalachian Mountains to hone it a bit finer.
In Concert at CoMMA, the
City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium
One could compare Michael’s performances to his granddaddy’s pocket knife: well warn and familiar feeling, but razor sharp and with a point. His brand of entertainment appeals to a very diverse audience. A typical day for Michael might include a program for 4th graders in the afternoon and a concert for a mixed audience that evening.
Michael’s 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, Michael’s awareness is much broader than the bounds of his boyhood home or even the Southern Experience. Having toured throughout the British Isles and much of Europe, as well as most of the US, the songs he writes and the stories he creates reflect an insight into people’s experiences that catch the ear like an old friend’s voice.
Michael’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, having 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. Along with his performances, Michael often conducts workshops in songwriting and storytelling as well.
Michael’s recordings have for years received and continue to garner awards in Country, Americana and Folk circles. His humor and wit, as well as the emotional depth of his work, keep his fan base growing and staying tuned in for whatever comes next. Don’t miss the chance to experience what those faithful fans keep returning again and again to enjoy.”
We’re so very grateful to Michael and to Jack Lawrence for recently taking a few minutes to play two Lichty Guitars. Thanks go out to Phil and Gaye Johnson of the KingPup Radio Show, as well, for helping to make this happen. Michael played an Ancient Kauri OM and Jack played the Chechen dreadnought that is the 2011 raffle guitar to benefit the non-profit organization LEAF. It is all part of raising awareness and raising funds for LEAF and these guitars never sounded better.