Since the dawn of time, we’ve shared stories. They remind us of who we were, who we are, and who we wish to be. Through Story our ancestors speak to us – passing on Wisdom and Truth from the past. And, stories prepare us for the future…if only we Listen.
“Ashton” by Adam Booth
Adam Booth‘s storytelling blends traditional folklore, music, and an awareness of contemporary Appalachia. His original voice, both humorous and touching, is influenced by generations of diverse storytellers from West Virginia. His telling appearances include Teller-In-Residence at the International Storytelling Center, resident at the Banff (Alberta) Spoken Word program, and multiple events in fifteen states. Equally at home as a teller and educator, his research and educational presentations have included the Berea Appalachian Sound Archives Fellowship, Ghost Ranch, the National Storytelling Conference, and the Appalachian Studies Association Conference. His stories and recordings have been honored with two Parents’ Choice Silver Honor Awards, Storytelling World Awards Honors, the NSN’s J.J. Reneaux Mentorship Grant, and four West Virginia Liars’ Contest wins.
Adam holds a masters degree in music history from Case Western Reserve University, a bachelors in music composition from the University of South Carolina, and completed additional music theory study at Cleveland Institute of Music. He has also studied folk music with old-time traditional Appalachian musicians.
His presentations include a unique blend of story, education, and traditional and contemporary music.
Find out more about Adam’s work on his Website.
Recorded Live at the 2015 National Storytelling Festival
Photo Credits: Action photos – Tyler Crain, Portrait Photos, Katelyn Stoneberger