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Dwayne and Barbara Smith, musicians/storytellers, will be performing comic songs, gospel songs, ballads and stories from times gone by in the Ozarks and the British Isles on Thursday, July 14 at 7 p.m. at the Douglas County Public Library.
The Smiths, from Joplin, have been performing music/’storytelling programs professionally for about 13 years. They have performed regularly at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Ark., as well as at historical societies, schools and senior citizen centers. Festival performances include the Festival of American Music And Craftsmanship at Silver Dollar City in Branson and the Old Time Music Ozark Heritage Festival in West Plains.
Sit back and enjoy a leisurely journey to the days of the early settlers in the Ozark and Appalachian Mountains, and their ancestors from the British Isles. You will hear the Smiths performing traditional songs like “Old Dan Tucker” and “Turkey in the Straw” and some almost forgotten Ozark gems like “Good Old Turnip Greens.”
Dwayne and Barbara involve audiences with a very unusual variety of folk instruments, among which include guitar, banjo, mandolin, Jews harp, folk drum, spoons, washboard, auto harp, recorders and accordion.
Come share a truly different entertainment and cultural event. The Douglas County Public Library is located at 301 SW 3rd Ave., in Ava. For more information call 683-5633.
Admission is free!