Where To Catch A Performance

June 6, 2023 - 5:00 PM
Boaz Public Library
404 Thomas Ave.
Boaz, AL 35957


June 7, 2023 - 6:30 PM
O'Neal Library
50 Oak Street
Mountain Brook, AL 35213

Note: This performance has been cancelled due to a burst water pipe at the library. Hopefully this will be rescheduled in the fall.


June 8, 2023 - 6:00 PM
LaFayette-Walker County Public Library
305 South Duke Street
LaFayette, GA. 30728


June 9, 2023 - 6:20 PM
Chattanooga Public Library
1001 Broad Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402


July 8, 2023 - 11:00 AM
Waynesboro Public Library
600 S Wayne Ave.
Waynesboro VA 22980


Septembe 21, 2023 - 6:00 PM
Blue Ridge Library
28 Avery Row
Roanoke, VA 24012


October 19, 2023 - 6:00 PM
Eagle Rock Library
55 Eagles Nest Dr
Eagle Rock, VA 24085


"This was extraordinary. This far exceeded my expectations. I thought that it would be a tribute to Carter Stanley, which indeed it was, but I didn’t realize that it would be so full of emotion and heartfelt sentiment.”
Bruce Cohen, host of the Singer’s Glen house concert, Silver Spring, Maryland

“... [an] enlightening and good exploration into the Stanley Brothers’ career. It was a more personal narrative than I expected and I found that intriguing.” Dudley Connell, Seldom Scene, Gaithersburg, Maryland

“Your program, A Life of Sorrow based on Carter Stanley, was an incredible performance that brought history to life for the packed crowd in our museum. Your talents allowed our audience to learn about this influential performer, and his time, in a way that museum exhibits cannot communicate. It was a wonderful experience that I would recommend to any venue that wants to engage visitors in an entertaining and engaging way.” Ernest Dollar, Director, City of Raleigh Museum, Raleigh, North Carolina

“You did a great job and we appreciate your hard work.” Roddy Moore, Director, Blue Ridge Institute & Museum, Ferrum, Virginia

“Mr. Reid has created a professional, well-paced show that our library patrons found to be very moving, in addition to being entertaining and educational. Mr. Reid has a rare gift for making his subject come alive when he is performing. I would highly recommend Gary Reid’s ‘A Life of Sorrow’ to other libraries and organizations who are looking for popular, high quality programs to offer to their communities.” Jim Patrick, Information Services librarian, Yuma County Library District, Yuma, Arizona

Previous Venues

Roanoke South County Library – Roanoke, VA
Library - Independence, VA
Library - Wytheville, VA
Floyd Country Store - Floyd, VA
House Concert - Lexington, VA
Masonic Theatre - Clifton Forge, VA
Community Center - Bent Mountain, VA
Jettie Baker Center - Clintwood, VA
Lincoln Theatre - Marion, VA
Roanoke Mtn Campground, Roanoke, VA
North Carolina Stage Co. - Asheville, NC
Smith Creek Playhouse - Franklin, WV
South Akron Orioles - Akron, OH
Wild Goose Creative - Columbus, OH
MOTR Pub - Cincinnati, OH
City of Raleigh Museum - Raleigh, NC
Floyd Country Store - Floyd, VA
Blue Ridge Folk Fest - Ferrum, VA
Old Hickory Library - Old Hickory, TN
Cattle Tracks Arts Center - Scottsdale AZ
Library - Yuma, AZ
Library - Patagonia, AZ
Library - Globe, AZ
Library - Niceville, FL
Library - Lake City, FL
Library - Port Orange, FL
Library - Live Oak, FL
Library - Destin, FL
Library - Sebastian, FL
Library - Orlando, FL
House Concert - Silver Spring, MD
Pocahontas Cty Opera House - Marlinton, WV
Genesius Theatre - Reading, PA
Mountain Folk Festival - Evergreen, PA
Remington Ryde Festival - Centre Hall, PA
Showtimers Community Theatre - Roanoke, VA
Scuppernong Books - Greensboro, NC
Library - Wheeling, WV
Library - Fairmont, WV
Blackwater Falls State Park - Davis, WV
Library - North Wilkesboro, NC
Library - Boone, NC
Library - West Jefferson, NC
Red River Valley Elem. School - Hazel Green, KY
Library - Springfield, VA
Library - Orlando, FL
Library - Chipley, FL
Attic Productions - Fincastle, VA
Little Town Players - Bedford, VA
Library - Calabash, NC
Library - Staunton, VA
Bill's Music Shop - Columbia, SC
Library - Lebanon, VA
Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival - Tunbridge, VT
Library - Warrenton, VA
Library - New Port Richey, FL
Library - Starke, FL
House Concert - Tampa, FL
Star City Play House - Vinton, VA
Library - Hillsville, VA
The Henderson - Marion, VA
Library - East Longmeadow, MA
Library - Jewett City, CT
Berkshire South Comm. Ctr. - Great Barrington, MA
Lee Theatre - Pennington Gap, VA
Library - Fishersville, VA
Library - Harrisonburg, VA
Black Box Arts Center - Shepherdstown, WV
Twin Music Festival - Palmer Rapids, Ont., Canada
Library - Litchfield, CT
Library - Hopkinton, MA
House Concert - Upper Coverdale, NB, Canada
Oyster Pond Fire Hall, Oyster Pond, NS, Canada
Senior Center Auditorium, Tallahassee, FL
Library - Leesburg, FL
Library - Wildwood, FL
Rhythm & Roots Festival - Bristol, VA/TN
Library - Lumberton, NC
Museum - Mount Airy, NC
IndyFringe - Indianapolis, IN
Library - Roanoke, VA
Library - Maryville, TN
Library - Washington, VA (Rappahannock County)
Library - Bluefield, VA
Library - Grundy, VA
Landmark of Elkhorn City, KY
Appalachian Mem Keepers - W Jefferson NC

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Roanoke VA 24033