High octane McBride-Smith hopes to entertain crowd


first_img By Jaine Treadwell Published 11:00 pm Thursday, January 23, 2014 Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Skip High octane McBride-Smith hopes to entertain crowd Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Oklahoma storyteller Barbara McBride-Smith might best be described as a female Donald Davis. She’s high energy. She runs on high octane and she never runs out.When Barbara McBride-Smith steps to the microphone, like Davis, the Dean of Storytelling, she’s off and running, taking the audience right along with her.Or, perhaps, “a live wire” might be a better way to describe McBride-Smith. Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Bowden said that the performance was vintage Barbara McBride-Smith.“She had us laughing and crying and almost at the same time,” he said.McBride-Smith is said to remind listeners of a fire and brimstone preacher.“She will wake you up,” Bowden said. “And, no matter what story she tells it’s with a Texas-born cheerleader’s perspective.” Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content Latest Stories You Might Like Sen. Taylor proposes new bill Bill would require public benefits recipients to do community service On Tuesday, Sen. Bryan Taylor introduced SB87 to the Committee… read more Barbara McBride-Smith serves up sweet truth with a side of Southern grit. Through her stories, she takes you on a journey through your life as it intersects with hers and brings you back home to yourself, Bowden said.“We’re all looking forward to a Barbara McBride-Smith -guided journey,” he said. “It will be a trip you’ll long remember.”Born and raised in Texas, Barbara McBride-Smith learned the craft of storytelling from her two deaf sisters, who “communicated with their entire beings,” and her parents, known by all as the “natural born keepers of the family lore.”Barbara McBride-Smith is a popular performer and keynoter at hundreds of festivals and conferences across the country. She has been featured at the National Storytelling Festival in Tennessee seven times and the International Storytelling Festival in Washington D.C. Her international travels include performances in Greece and Turkey.She was awarded the prestigious John Henry Faulk Award for outstanding contributions to the art and folkway of storytelling. In 2000, she was inducted into the National Storytelling Association’s Circle of Excellence.Concert times for the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival at the Trojan Center Theater Saturday are 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. ($15). The Friday night and the Saturday 2:00 p.m. concerts are sold out. All concerts feature pre-show music 30 minutes prior to the storytelling concerts and stories by all four tellers.Tickets are available at studio 116 on Main Street in downtown Brundidge and The Messenger in Troy or by calling 334-735-3125 or 334-670-6302 or 334-685-5524. “Things are always popping when she’s on stage,” said Lawrence Bowden, president of the Brundidge Historical Society, sponsor of this weekend’s Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival in Brundidge and Troy.McBride-Smith appeared at the Pike Piddlers Storytellers Festival in 2011 and had been scheduled the year before but was iced-in in Oklahoma.“When things thawed out, she came and was the featured performer at the June Buggin’ at the We Piddle Around Theater,” Bowden said. “Everyone will remember her performance, ‘Hello Ricky Nelson, Goodbye Heart,’ which was a nostalgic look back at the life and times of a teenage idol.”last_img read more