Emcee and Storyteller: Stuart Va. Strawberry Festival

May 15, 2010: Lew emceed and told stories between other acts at Stuart Va.’s Annual Strawberry Festival. This event also marked the debut of his CD Defining Moments.

Festival organizers Billy Gammons and Susan Slate drew more than 50 craft, food and other vendors&#151including gallons of strawberry ice cream cranked with a John Deere tractor&#151and at least seven entertainment acts, including The Jack Tales Players, an international troupe sponsored by Ferrum College and providing lively, musical renditions of traditional Appalachian stories.

Also featured were musical acts Roadie Creek, Over The Hill, and Goard and Hill.

To support the festival, Mabe’s Strawberry Farm each year plants an extra acre of berries.


Pete and Kathie Goard


Tales from an Old Moonshiner


Strategizing With Mayor McHone


Asphalt Stage So Hot It Melted the Sole Off My Shoe

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