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Volume 24, Number 11 — December 2017

AAME presents Eugene Wolf

Eugene Wolf
Eugene Wolf

By Leslie Grace | A! Magazine for the Arts | November 29, 2017

The Arts Alliance Mountain Empire Public Speaker Series, in cooperation with the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, hosts Eugene Wolf's "The Book of Mamaw" Dec. 5 at 7 p.m.

Wolf has been performing since he was 2 years old, when he won his first talent contest at the Capitol Theatre in Greeneville, Tennessee. Wolf studied music and theater at the University of Tennessee and worked for The Road Company, a professional acting ensemble in Johnson City, Tennessee, which was the first group of American artists to visit Bashkiria, Russia, in 1994.

Many recognize Wolf as one half of The Brother Boys, a critically acclaimed duo he and Ed Snodderly formed more than 30 years ago. The Brother Boys are featured on the album "On Top of Old Smoky: New Old-time Smoky Mountain Music" alongside Dolly Parton.

For two decades Wolf has been a member of the acting company of Barter Theatre where he originated the role of A. P. Carter in the play "Keep On the Sunny Side." In 2013 he traveled again to Russia to collaborate with Russian musicians on American spirituals and recorded a CD, "Where We'll Never Grow Old." Wolf has adapted his years of songs, photographs and musings into a heartfelt, hilarious, one-man show paying homage to the person who has influenced his life the most, his Mamaw.

The public speaker series events are free and open to the public; doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information on the Arts Alliance Mountain Empire Public Speaker Series visit aamearts.org.

Topics: Literature, Music