Goforth returns to Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival

first_img Latest Stories Internationally acclaimed acoustic musician and storyteller Josh Goforth will be on stage at the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival in Pike County this weekend.Goforth knows where he’s from and he takes great pride in his Western North Carolina mountain heritage and it shows. His positive energy and big smile light up stages around the world.The 30-something Grammy nominated musician has played at the Grand Ole Opry and at Carnegie Hall and in Europe and Asia. Sponsored Content Josh Goforth performs at a previous Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival. Goforth is one of four storytellers headlining this year’s festival. He will be joined by Donald Davis, Tim Lowry and Elizabeth Ellis. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… You Might Like BREAKING: D.A. Tom Anderson recuses himself from investigation District Attorney Tom Anderson announced Friday that he is recusing himself from an investigation into the Troy Police Department’s use… read more Email the author Smother said Goforth’s musicianship was second-to-none and his stories were equally gripping.“Hearing him talk about his memories growing up in the mountains of North Carolina wasn’t too far removed from my memories of growing up in rural South Alabama,” she said. “I laughed myself to tears to hear him spin his tales about his Pawpaw, realizing that my very own late Pawpaw had so many of the same quips and peculiarities that come with growing up away from the big cities.“Josh seemed himself like family. He tells his stories with so much heart you think you know all of the characters personally and you are sad to see him leave the stage.  I’m a fan for life.  He’s incredible.”Goforth will join nationally acclaimed storytellers, Donald Davis, Elizabeth Ellis and Tim Lowry on stage at the We Piddle Around Theater in Brundidge (Friday, sold out) and the Trojan Center Theater on the campus of Troy University on Saturday. By Jaine Treadwell Goforth returns to Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival Tickets are available for the performances at the Trojan Center Theater on Saturday at 10 a.m. ($10), 2 p.m. ($15) and 6:30 p.m. ($10). For tickets, call 334-344-9427, 334-685-5524 and 334-670-6302. Tickets are available at The Messenger on South Brundidge Street.The featured bands will be The Lighthouse String Ensemble, 9:30 a.m.; The Benton Brothers 1:30 p.m.; and The Hendersons, 6:30 p.m. Book Nook to reopen Print Article Next UpGoforth has been recognized as one of the most talented musicians to spring from the musically enriched soil of Madison County, North Carolina. Around those parts, Goforth is said to have been born musical. He was playing the piano in church when he was only four years old. And, boy, you ought to hear him now. Ask those who have heard Goforth “cut loose” on the fiddle, the banjo and the guitar.But, there’s more talent springing from Goforth than music. He is also a master storyteller. Just ask Amanda Smothers, who is the lead singer with The Lighthouse String Ensemble, one of the three bands that open for the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival.“I was raised on bluegrass music and, when I first heard Josh sing and play his guitar, my mouth literally dropped open,” Smothers said. “His sound was so authentic to the roots music of the mountains that I was transfixed from beginning to end of his set.” By The Penny Hoarder Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 3:00 am Wednesday, January 24, 2018 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Laura Chapot Siezes Top Four Spots in $6,000 Bainbridge 1.40m Jumpers

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Laura Chapot (USA) had a stellar day to open the Marshall & Sterling/Great American Insurance Group CSI4* week at the 2021 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), taking the win in the $6,000 Bainbridge Companies 1.40m Jumpers aboard Shooting Star, an entry owned by Laura and Mary Chapot, and adding to that by capturing the top four spots with her other mounts on Wednesday, February 3, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC).Coming up on Friday is the $50,000 Adequan® WEF Challenge Round 4 on the grass Derby Field at Equestrian Village, the $25,000 Hermès U25 Grand Prix Series Team Event in the Global Stadium Arena, and in the International Arena at PBIEC is the $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby Hunt & Go at 1 p.m.Saturday’s schedule is highlighted by the $37,000 CaptiveOne Advisors 1.50m Classic on the Derby Field followed by the Great Charity Challenge, presented by Fidelity Investments® taking place in the International Arena on Saturday night. The week wraps up with the $50,000 Palm Beach Equine Clinic 1.45m Grand Prix CSI2* followed by the $214,000 Marshall & Sterling/Great American Insurance Group Grand Prix CSI4*, both set to go on the Derby Field. Don’t miss a minute of the action and catch all feature classes for free on the livestream.A total of 96 combinations contested the opening day, two-phase track set by Olaf Petersen Jr. (GER). Chapot and Shooting Star, her 20-year-old gelding by Phin Phin x Filexa, were the first to enter the International Arena. Their speedy effort of 26.825 seconds in the jump-off held from start to finish for the victory.“I think Olaf always sets a nice track, especially for the first day here,” she said. “The first part of it was pretty straightforward and allowed you a little opportunity to go fast in the jump-off. Shooting Star may be 20 years old this year, but he’s the smallest horse with the biggest stride. The big, open ring really plays into his strengths because he can really gallop across and leave out strides that way. That’s where he can be really fast.”The 50-year-old rider from Neshanic Station, NJ, finished first overall in Section B of the California Split class aboard Out of Ireland, a 15-year-old Anglo European mare by Lougherne Connaught x Amiro M, owned by Laura Chapot and The Edge, stopping the timers in 26.978 seconds.“Since he [Shooting Star] had to go first in the ring, I had to set my plan and stick with it and once he went, I figured the rest of them could pretty much follow what he did because fortunately, all my horses in this class have long strides. Once he set the pace and I knew it was possible, I knew how much I needed to press the others to do the same thing.”Chapot also finished second in Section A aboard Calafornia, a 14-year-old KWPN gelding by Ultimo x Lux, owned by Laura and Mary Chapot in a time of 27.280 seconds. She rounded out her incredible day with a second-place finish in Section B aboard Chandon Blue, a 16-year-old Oldenburg gelding by Chacco Blue x Landcapitol owned by Laura and Mary Chapot, finishing their jump-off in 27.773 seconds.“I probably should retire and go home after this,” she said with a smile, noting this as the first time she’s ever finished in the top four spots in the same class. “We have a couple of older horses here who are just going to stick with their divisions, and I have a few younger horses just coming up. I don’t have a real strong one for the grand prix classes right now, but we’re hoping that maybe by the end of circuit, one of them might be able to jump into that.”Coverage continues on Thursday as CSI2* and CSI4* competition gets underway with the $6,000 Palm Beach Equine Clinic 1.40m Jumpers and $6,000 Bainbridge Companies 1.45m Jumpers on the Derby Field at Equestrian Village. We’ll also shine the spotlight on the Pre-Green Hunter 3 & 4 Year Old division, taking place in Ring Six.Final Results: $6,000 Bainbridge Companies 1.40m Jumpers Section A:1. SHOOTING STAR: 2001 KWPN gelding by Phin Phin x FilexaLAURA CHAPOT (USA), Laura and Mary Chapot: 0/0/26.8252. CALAFORNIA: 2007 KWPN gelding by Ultimo x LuxLAURA CHAPOT (USA), Laura and Mary Chapot: 0/0/27.2803. NESPRESSO VAN’T LAEKHOF: 2013 BWP gelding by Cicero Z x F-nikitaERYNN BALLARD (CAN), Ilan Ferder: 0/0/27.7904. FILEMON: 2010 AES gelding by Clinton x ZomeinENRIQUE GONZALEZ (MEX), Enrique Gonzalez: 0/0/30.1585. MORRIS HORTA: 2012 stallion by Eldorado Van De Zeshoek x Irenice HortaMARTIEN VAN DER HOEVEN (USA), Maarten Huygens: 0/0/30.6926. SLIGO BALOU BOY: 2009 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Balou Du Rouet x CatianaBEN MAHER (GBR), Michael Kearins: 0/0/31.217Final Results: $6,000 Bainbridge Companies 1.40m Jumpers Section B1. OUT OF IRELAND: 2006 Anglo European mare by Lougherne Connaught x Amiro MLAURA CHAPOT (USA), The Edge and Laura Chapot: 0/0/26.9782. CHANDON BLUE: 2005 Oldenburg gelding by Chacco Blue x LandcapitolLAURA CHAPOT (USA), Laura and Mary Chapot: 0/0/27.7733. FLASH: 2010 KWPN gelding by Bustique x Next JoeyALEX MATZ (USA), 5 Star Partners: 0/0/28.1954. SWEET TRICIA: 2009 KWPN mare by Berlin x AetrichtaDARRAGH KENNY (IRL), SHL Farm: 0/0/30.3075. OLIVIA Z: 2013 OS mare by Don DIarado x Q7IVAN CHRISTIANSEN (ECU), Ivan Christiansen: 0/0/31.1486. VICOMTE DE LA COUR: 2009 Selle Français stallion by Norway De La Lande x Joie De La CourMARK BLUMAN (COL), Over The Top Stables, LLC: 0/0/31.576 Tags: WEF, show jumping, Laura Chapot, We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. 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