Nashville storyteller, singer, songwriter to play at June Buggin’

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 9, 2015

Kate Campbell, master storyteller and highly acclaimed singer/songwriter, from Nashville, Tenn., will be the featured performer at the Brundidge Historical Society’s June Buggin’ & Barbecue at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 4, at the We Piddle Around Theater in Brundidge.

Tickets are $20 and include pre-show music, Campbell’s performance and a barbecue supper. Tickts are available by calling 334-685-5524 or 670-6302.

Campbell was a featured performer at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tenn. in October. Campbell packed the 1,200 seat venue and she received a standing ovation.

Campbell’s gift for storytelling has been compared to that Flannery O’Connor and William Faulkner. She also has command of a full-range of American music styles. Two of her albums have earned “Folk Album of the Year” nominations from the Nashville Music Awards.

She has recorded in Muscle Shoals with noted musicians including Shoals ace David Hood and legendary Spooner Oldham. Emmylou Harris lends harmony on Campbell’s “Alabama Department of Corrections Medication Blues.”

Campbell has played around the globe from Merlefest in North Carolina to the prestigious Cambridge Folk Festival in England to the Port Fairy Folk Festival in Australia.

June Buggin’ and Barbecue is held in conjunction with the Alabama Tourism Department’s the Year of the Barbecue promotion.