Had To Be There

Talent Show

Winter Talent Show and Contest on Jan. 20, 2019, at Lincoln Theater, Marion, Va. Lots of great local artists, plus yours truly. Heard good stuff and made creative friends.

Armistice Day and Beyond

The real reason we rally to our flag and put on its uniform and serve its cause.   ...read more.

Pop Ferguson Blues Heritage Festival V

"Pop" Ferguson has been playing blues for 75 years. Acknowledged by the Smithsonian Institution as one of the last traditional blues artists...   ...read more.

World Artist Mosaic

Probably the toughest gig of my career... ...read more.

Stuart Va Political Rally (or something like that)

Sept 10, 2010 10 AM I've been invited to Stuart Va to tell stories amid good bluegrass, including veteran pickers Pete and Kathi Goard.   ...read more.

“Go Tell It on the Mountain”

[Late Posting] Fri-Sun, Aug 19-21. 7pm, $10. Bring a lawn chair, something to drink and some bug spray. (Sorry, but storyteller spray is not yet commercially available. But bring your own eggs and tomatoes to pelt that Garnett fellow. ...read more.

Pilot Mountain (NC) Women’s Club

These ladies can cook!   ...read more.

“Leave It Out”

April 30, 2010: Lew played the lead role in writer Tony Lindsay's play "Leave It Out," a finalist in the Text to Stage ten-minute play competition sponsored by Winston-Salem Writers. ...read more.

Imagine That! Storytellers, Mt. Airy NC

April 5, 2011: Lew heard the work of talented fellow storytellers and told a yarn of his own.

Imagine That! Storytellers grew out of Tellabration, an international day of storytelling created by veteran yarn-spinner JG “Paw-Paw” Pinkerton in his home state of Connecticut. The festival has spread internationally. As of 1997, Tellabrations were held in 192 locations, reaching over 34,000 persons.

Tellabration: Mount Airy, NC

Nov. 20, 2010: By invitation, Lew shared stories at Mt. Airy NC's Tellabration!™, local site of an annual, worldwide celebration of storytelling for adults.   ...read more.