Michael Reno 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.
One could compare Michael’s performances to his granddaddy’s pocket knife: well
warn and familiar feeling, but razor sharp and with a point. His brand of
entertainment appeals to a very diverse audience. A typical day for Michael
might include a program for 4th graders in the afternoon and a concert for a
mixed audience that evening.
Michael’s recordings top the Americana Music Association charts year after year.
His original songs and stories have been described as “Appalachian grit and wit”
but, as his writing shows, Michael’s awareness is much broader than the bounds
of his boyhood home or even the Southern Experience. Having toured throughout the
British Isles and much of Europe, as well as most of the US, the songs he writes
and the stories he creates reflect an insight into people’s experiences that
catch the ear like an old friend’s voice.
Michael’s natural knack for storytelling, in print, song and spoken word has
earned him praise from not only the music community but from the literary and
storytelling worlds as well, having had the honor of being a Featured Teller
at the National Storytelling Festival and to be Teller In Residence at the
International Storytelling Center, as well as performing at major music events
like MerleFest and the Walnut Valley Festival. Along with his performances,
Michael often conducts workshops in songwriting and storytelling as well.
Michael’s recordings have for years received and continue to garner awards in
Country, Americana and Folk circles. His humor and wit, as well as the emotional
depth of his work, keep his fan base growing and staying tuned in for whatever
comes next. Don’t miss the chance to experience what those faithful fans keep
returning again and again to enjoy.