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“She combines the warmth
of Ancient Storytelling
and the brilliance of New Vaudeville” Laura Simms

 

 

Biography of a One Woman Band

One of the unique performers on the national storytelling circuit today, Angela was featured at the 25th (1997) and 31st (2003) National Storytelling Festival, in Jonesborough, Tennessee and regularly appears at regional festivals and theatres across the country. A virtuosa on Washboard, Angela's performances are a whimsical braid of poetry, story and song played on Autoharp, Tenor Guitar, Spoon and Bell.

The stories are selected from a variety of sources including traditional world folktales, the oral tradition, original works based on personal experience and the best in children's literature, i.e. (Carl Sandburg's Rootabaga Stories, the poetry of A. A. Milne, Naomi Shihab Nye). The songs are drawn from her childhood, contemporary singer/songwriters, folk songs, along with her original musical compositions based on the poetry of e.e. cummings, A. A. Milne, and Pablo Neruda.

Angela's debut recording, Dreams and Other Realities continues to be a favourite and has been released in a second edition. Her second recording, Sandburg Out Loud was released by August House Publishers in 2002. This collaborative venture of Story, Song, Poetry and Music featured Angela with colleagues Bill Harley, Carol Birch and David Holt. From 2000-2003 Angela was funded by The California Arts Council as an artist in residence at The Walden School in Pasadena, CA. The impact of the residency was so great, the school continued to fund the project independently through 2007.

 

 

 

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