Tale Tellin’ will offer even more this year

Published 10:17 pm Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Stories will not be the only thing shared at this year’s Tale Tellin’ Festival. The festival, which will be held at the Carneal ArtsRevive building Friday, Oct. 12 and Saturday, Oct. 13, will feature storytellers Carmen Deedy, Dolores Hydock as well as musical entertainers, The Dill Pickers.

While this is not the first year The Dill Pickers will be a part of the Tale Tellin’, they are mixing up their act this year to incorporate skits and jokes to entertain the crowd.

“This year it’s going to be a little different,” Kneeland Wright of The Dill Pickers said. “Instead of just getting up there and just singing music, we’re going to do some skits and some funny stuff, plus some music.”

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The Dill Pickers plan to get into character.

“We plan to dress in period costumes and sort of bring an old time radio feel to the stage,” Wright said. “It’s basically like an old time radio show where you have scripts, you have skits, you have commercials, you have funny things – music as well.”

Wright added their performance will last 30 to 40 minutes and it will be full of “family-friendly type stuff.”

The Dill Pickers incorporate a banjo, fiddle, mandolin and many other instruments into their music, but they are more than just another blue grass band, Wright said.

“We do all kinds of music, whatever we like really,” he said. “Coming from our theatrical backgrounds, it just makes sense to us to entertain, instead of just playing and singing.”

Festival gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the main event begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 each night for adults or $25 for both nights; $10 for students 12 and under or $15 for both nights.