Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Charleston Tells concert presents an evening with Kate Campbell on Aug. 25

Singing stories

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 10:17 AM

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For four years Charleston Tells, an annual storytelling festival, showcased stories that captured the Lowcountry's heritage — past, present, and future. Presented by the Charleston County Public Library, the annual festival has changed things up a bit, now taking the form of a quarterly concert series.

On Fri. Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. the concert series presents An Evening with Kate Campbell, a Nashville-based singer-songwriter.

While Campbell may not hail from the Lowcountry, many of her songs focus on Southern culture. As her bio says, "Kate’s endearing, clear-water vocal delivery and her eloquent gift for storytelling have drawn repeated comparisons to such bastions of the Southern literary tradition as Flannery O’Connor, Eudora Welty, and William Faulkner." Well, damn. You can listen to Campbell's music online at katecampbell.com.

And if you miss out on Campbell's concert, fear, not, this year sees one more performance on Fri. Nov. 17 from folk storyteller Tim Lowry.

Tickets are $12 and can be purchased online; Charleston Friends of the Library will sell beer and wine at the concert.

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