This month, the Yarn Exchange Radio Show takes a romantic turn. The episode is filled with stories about June brides, secret romances, family reconnections, and sweet love that comes in many forms. From a real-life Rosie the Riveter, to an adopted child finding her biological mother decades later, to finding unconditional love again through a furry companion after the loss of a great love, the cast of the Yarn Exchange tells stories that explore the many ways this community has found and experienced love.
In addition to the personal love stories, the program will also look at the sweet establishments in town that help these great loves take form. Davy Funderburk, owner of “Jonesborough Sweet” in downtown Jonesborough, shares a story about how his family came to Jonesborough and fell in love with the community. His story, among others help shape the history and romance that is Jonesborough.
Joining the cast this month is guitarist Mark Caliham, who has played with the Jonesborough Novelty Band for decades. Mark will be expressing his own great love for music through the songs he will perform on the show.
The Yarn Exchange Radio Show is a live production of an old-time radio show, performed at the International Storytelling Center on Monday, June 25 at 7PM. Tickets are only $5, and available by calling 423-753-1010 or online at jonesborough.com/tickets.
The performance also airs on WETS 89.5 FM on the last Wednesday of each month at 8PM. The Yarn Exchange radio show is part of Jonesborough’s Mary B. Martin Program for the Arts and is sponsored by The Tennessee Arts Commission and Ballad Health.
Be who you are and say what you feel, because in the end those who matter don’t mind and those who mind don’t matter. -Dr. Suess