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I will be performing in the Kentucky State Fair Art Showcase on August 27th/28th, 2009 @ 3 p.m. in the North Lobby in Louisville, KY. It is a new entertainment adventure for the KY State Fair. The stage will be in the round. After 20 + years of calling folks to get gigs - people are now calling me. WOW!
My latest gig was last Saturday night for KY Homefront a regional PBS radio show. It was first class all the way. They recorded two shows in front of a live studio audience for re-broadcast later. The venue was an old theater. Two other entertainers and myself did one show followed by two dofferent entertainers and myself for the 2nd. show. WKFP, 91.9 FM has live broadcast link on their web site of their programming and that makes the show international. I am doing 2 other gigs as a direct result from my appearance. John Gage is the announcer/host and Col. Bob Thompson introduced me from the Front Porch portion of the program.
I am finally back on after several months of trying to remember my old E Mail address and password. There is no way to change anything on your Professional Storyteller page unless you can remember what your old E Mail address was and the password.
Bill, Thank you for supporting my efforts. I do want people to enjoy themselves, and if I bring a smile to their lips, I have done good. I love listening to you too. I am a civil war buff and love the historical stories.You have a gift for taking us back to another time, and bringing us back to our safe place.
Hello Bill, I did start up a group to discuss doing civil war stories. You will find us in the Groups section just look for the cannon at Gettysburg. That was my favorite picture from the day we spent at the reenactment. Come saee who else is caught up in the battle. Carol Stearns
A worn uniform for your portrayal would be most effective. You may have luck on Ebay I find odds and ends in there all the time. They dont always have a big enough size for my son but we try there first. Our favorite sutler is Regimental Quartermaster in Gettysburg and the ladies shop Abraham's Lady is next door. They are most helpful in person, over the phone and on line. We have bought many items there. Even the size 15 cavalry boots I thought would be impossible to find. Our leather we bouht here nad there but had a new bridele and breastplateand big stirrups made at Carrico Leather in Kansas. He does very nice work.
Because my first person character is family I have a access to quite a few momentos. Have been to where their house stood, His flag is at the state capital we have 82 personal letters home, many records of the Genral ( one of the 4 brothers) are on line he was Genral Edward WHitaker. Aide de CXamp for Custer and at the close of the war the Inspector General of the Union Army and led the vistory parade into Washington. He carried the flag of surrender onto the field and declared the war over so there is quite a bit of material on him. Since his mother and sister lived in the house here on the farm and died right here much of the family history is intact. We also have visited many of the places he fought. Will do some more next year. Won the Congretional Medal at Five Forks, was at Petersburg and all the other big battles. It helps me with descriptions to visit the places he was so when I can arrange it we visit. Well enough for tonight . In Peace, Carolyn
HI Bill, greetings from North of the Mason-Dixon Line. Union lady with 4 brothers serving is the part I play when I do a first person civil war story. She is actually an ancestor and the material is all from family letters. My son rides cavalry in honor of those men. (See pictue in my info area.) We are just back from the reenactment at Gettysburg it was spectacular!!! I do other historical eras as well and love the historical story best, but do all kinds of stories. I love theLouisville area we came down several years for the FFA convention. Being horse lovers it was a wonderful expericence. I think I will start a group for those of us doing civil war pieces. It might be a good place to share some ideas and props, and such. Carolyn Stearns