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Michael Badhair Williams

Contact Name: Michael Williams

Address:

5438 Green River Road
Zirconia, North Carolina 28790
United States
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Phone: (828) 693-1702

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MICHAEL “Badhair” WILLIAMS
5438 Green River Road,
Zirconia, N.C. 28790 828/693-1702
Education: 1975-78 Union Institute & University Cincinnati, OH. independent study program run by University Without Walls, Roger Williams University, Providence, R.I.
Graduated; Bachelors of Liberal Arts in Communications with Honors.
1970-72 Appalachian State Univ., Boone, N.C.
1969 Graduated; Watauga High School, Boone, N.C.
Work Experience:

1982-now Appalachian Storyteller working mostly in schools giving performances and workshops .Responsible for marketing, artistic development and performances at schools, festivals and theaters across the United States.
2005-now Owner; BH Productions Event Photography. Market, plan, and oversee photo projects producing instantly available photographs.
1976-82 Part time storytelling in schools and community theaters across the Southeast.
1998-2006 Owner/operator of Cedar Springs Nursery. Wholesale perennial flower nursery serving NC, SC, TN, and GA. Growing 750 varieties of perennials and supervising 7 employees and all phases of the operation.
1975 Appalshop, Whitesburg,Ky
Video Production and Performing Artist (storyteller) with Roadside Theater.
Additional Experience:
1978-82 Director; Appalachian Community Arts, Clairfield, TN responsible for all operations including fundraising, program development and implementation, staff of up to 9.
Distinctions:
2006 Performer; World Tour at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles Ca. April 8th
2005 Creative Capital Training NC Arts Council
2005 Kennedy Center Trained Artist SC Arts Comm.
2000-Present NC State Tour Roster
1978-Present Tennessee Arts Commission AIS approved artist.
1978- Present SC Arts Commission approved AIS List.
1992-2015 Los Angeles Music Center Educational Division Tour
1987-93 Washington State Cultural Enrichment Program.
1989-91 Idaho State Performing Arts Tour.
1985-90 Alaska Artist in the Schools Tour.
1985-87 Western States Performing Arts Tour.

Performed, Smithsonian Institute: American Museum of Art
Performed, 1982 World’s Fair Folk Life Area Knoxville, TN.
State lists Over the past 40 years artist on state approved or tour lists across the country including: Idaho, Washington. Nevada, Arizona, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.

Artist Work Samples


Sample Programs Offered

Program Title: Pioneer Appalachian Storytelling K-3

Program Type: Arts Appreciation

Program Description:

Michael “Badhair” Williams has been traveling the country telling
pioneer Appalachian folktales for over 40 years Stories about heroes like Jack and the Bean Stalk and heroines like Mutsmag come to life with this experienced teller. These folktales underpin the foundation of the pioneer culture across America. These stories are for K-3rd and include Wiley and the Hairy Man, Mutsmag and a participatory demonstration of wooden folk toys.

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Program Title: Pioneer Appalachian Storytelling 4-6th

Program Type: Arts Appreciation

Program Description:

Michael “Badhair” Williams has been traveling the country telling
pioneer Appalachian folktales for over 40 years Stories about heroes like Jack and the Bean Stalk and heroines like Mutsmag come to life with this experienced teller. These folktales underpin the foundation of the pioneer culture across America. These stories are for 4-6th and include the stories Big Jack Little Jack, Frankie and Jonnie and a participatory demonstration of wooden folk toy

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Program Title: More Pioneer Appalachian Folktales for Elementary

Program Type: Arts Appreciation

Program Description:

Michael “Badhair” Williams has been traveling the country telling
pioneer Appalachian folktales for over 40 years Stories about heroes like Jack and the Bean Stalk and heroines like Mutsmag come to life with this experienced teller. These folktales underpin the foundation of the pioneer culture across America. These stories are for k-6th, include the stories Soap Soap Soap and Jack in the Giant’s Newground and a participatory demonstration of wooden folk toy

Lesson Plan Example: Download File

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