You only get one chance a year to laugh until you cry, or cry until you laugh. Donald Davis, one of America’s favorite master storytellers, is coming to the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center on May 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Davis was born in a Southern Appalachian Mountain world that was rich in stories. “I didn’t learn stories, I just absorbed them, he says as he recounts tales learned from a family of traditional storytellers who have lived on the same Western North Carolina land since 1781.
Davis’ resume boasts numerous experiences including Davidson College, Duke University Divinity School, a retired Methodist minister and former chairperson of the board of Directors for the National Storytelling Association. He is a favorite at the National Storytelling Festival, and has also served as a featured teller at the Smithsonian Institute, the World’s Fair as well as festivals and concerts throughout the United States and the world.
For Donald Davis, storytelling is a way of giving and living life. He invites each listener to come along, pull deep inside for one’s own stories and personally share the common experiences that celebrate the creative spirit. For Donald Davis, storytelling “is not what I do for a living, but it is how I do all that I do while I am living.” For more information about Davis, visit ddavisstoryteller.com.
General admission to the Donald Davis concert is $12. A special group rate for 15 or more people is also available for $10 per person. For tickets or more information, call 423.753.1010 visit Donald Davis Concert Facebook page or Jonesborough.com.