Rose Center in Morristown will host Hamblen County native Michael Reno Harrell in concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18.
Admission is $15; tickets are available in advance at Rose Center or at the door. This will be one of his first performances following the release of his brand new recording, “Then There’s Me.”
Harrell is an award-winning songwriter, as well as a veteran storyteller and entertainer, and he’s from the South…the Southern Appalachian Mountains to hone it a bit finer. Four decades of performing have taken him to over 40 states and many foreign countries. One could compare his performances to his granddaddy’s pocketknife, well-worn and familiar feeling, but razor sharp and with a point. He gets the job done.
His recordings top the Americana Music Association charts year after year and his touring schedule stays full. Harrell’s combination of music and storytelling are based in experience, sometimes downright funny, sometimes just plain scary, maybe even with a message worth taking away, but always mesmerizing and entertaining.
Harrell has penned hits for Nashville receiving both Gold and Platinum Awards. He won First Place in the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting contest at Merle Fest in 2002. He has recorded with some of the giants in the acoustic field including pals Sam Bush and Jerry Douglas. His storytelling has been described as, “Andy Griffith with an edge” and “…the Appalachian Mark Twain.” Don’t miss an opportunity to immerse yourself in the Southern Experience. As Harrell puts it, “You don’t have to be from the South to be Southern, you just gotta live here… and like it!”
Rose Center is located at 442 W. Second North Street in Morristown. For more information, call 581-4330.
To learn more about Harrell and his music, visit his website at www.michaelreno.com.