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.