In 2013 I got a call asking if I knew about Michael Reno Harrell. I did not, but the caller was a dear storyteller pal who has a good ear and a good eye: Angela Lloyd. “I vouch for him,” she said (paraphrased). That was enough for me. I was in the midst of a large fund raising cycle for our beautiful downtown Sonora Mural at the Farmers’ Market—The very successful Mural In A Day Project with artist Judy Grossman. We were lining up great sponsors, but we also needed events! So with the help of THE ULTIMATE ACE WOMEN’S TEAM — 6 amazing women, real movers and shakers. We gambled on a show…With MRH! That night we did well with a full house, raffle and silent auction. After a great night, folks stopped me at the door, “Please bring him back!”
So, here we go…This time Mother Lode Storytelling Guild hosts Michael’s show, a small House Concert with only 20 seats total. And like before, we will be raising funds to strengthen our community. Our Guild now sends storytellers to local Head Start Preschools in Calaveras and in Tuolumne County. We’re earning money to help pay for their travel expenses. Then we wanted to earn money to support Tuolumne County Arts Alliance’s Poetry Out Loud Program for local high school kids. We liked the idea of working on two projects that help develop The Art of the Spoken Word.
I’m jazzed to hear him sing his songs and tell his tales again. I’m guessing you’ll like it all, too. Plus, I’ve promised to make some of my favorite hors d’oeuvres (especially the fig and goat cheese crostini with carmelized onions!) and that oh, so famous hummus that BZ makes. I might even whip up a thumbprint cookie for this special invitational event.
Please come to experience this treasure of a teller. He’ll sugar talk you with a molasses butter southern drawl, while bringing home love, honesty and grit. He’s a genuine nice guy, this Michael Reno Harrell. But don’t take my word for it! Come figure it out for yourself…
P.S. Our House Concert hosts have asked that we keep their name and address out of the PR. So, after you purchase your reservation, we will contact you with the location. Date and Time are Saturday, October 28th at 4:30PM.