Customs, Trades, and Traditions

Episode Summary

The StoryTown Radio Show is back with a show all about the area’s unique trades, customs, and traditions. The one-hour production performed at the McKinney Center in Jonesborough, Tennessee, is filled with tales about goat farmers, Llama Trek guides, blacksmiths, masons, banjo players, cloggers, quilters, balladeers, and other unique trades that were historically practiced (and still are) in this part of the country. Scenes for the radio show are created from stories of real people in Washington County and East Tennessee, and then woven into a script performed by a cast of local performers, who bring alive the voice of the region. Joining the cast this month will be music guests Rheva and Keegan, playing a blend of old time traditional and Celtic music. Also joining the cast is Anne G’Fellers-Mason, Director of the Heritage Alliance, who will share stories from the archives about the historical trades once practiced on Jonesborough’s Historic Main Street.

Episode Notes

Written by Jules Corriere with Anne G'Fellers-Mason, Linda Poland, Catherine Yael-Serota

Music by Brett McCluskey

Sound Effect by Gary Degner

StoryTown Assistant  Ian Kirkpatrick

Sound Engineer  Jared Christian

Stage Manager Phyllis Fabozzi

Edited by Wayne Winkler

Sponsored in part by a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission

Also sponsored by Gary and Sandee Degner, The Wild Women of Jonesborough, and Rae Dee O'Lufver

Town of Jonesborough

McKinney Center

WETS 89.5 FM Johnson City, Tennessee

Special Guest Brandon Franklin of the Franklin Forge

The Wandering Llamas