Harrell’s recordings top the Americana Music Association’s charts year after year. His original songs and stories have been described as “Appalachian grit and wit” but his awareness is much broader than the bounds of his boyhood home or even the Southern experience.
Harrell has toured throughout the British Isles and much of Europe, as well as most of the United States, and his songwriting and the stories he creates reflect and insight into people’s experiences that catch the ear like an old friend’s voice.
His 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.
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