Doug Elliott performs at Brown University

Posted by Ian on Apr 13, 2012 in news
Please join us tonight (Friday, April 13th) at 5:30pm at List Art Center Auditorium, for an evening lecture by Doug Elliott, naturalist, herbalist, and nationally recognized storyteller. Mr Elliott will present “Rewilding, Weeds, and Woodlands Wisdom: Living off the land in a changing world,” on the occasion of the exhibition A Natural Order by Lucas Foglia, curated by Jo-Ann Conklin at the David Winton Bell Gallery. In this special performance, Mr Elliott will present stories of the communities documented in A Natural Order.

Mr Elliott’s visit has been made possible by the support of the Creative Arts Council, the Visual Arts Department, the Center for Environmental Studies, the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities & Cultural Heritage, and South Side Community Land Trust.

All are welcome.

Doug Elliott event April 13


Whether he’s singing about catfish, pontificating on possums, extolling the virtues of dandelions, pondering the “nature” in human nature, telling wild snake tales or wailing out a jivey harmonica tune, storyteller, Doug Elliott, is known for his lively presentations as well as his broad, practical, scientific, and cultural knowledge of how to get along in the natural world. His program highlights and celebrates the interface of the natural world and human culture. He performs a lively concert of amazing tales, tunes, traditional lore, outrageous personal narratives, and fact stranger than fiction. He flavors it all with regional dialects, lively harmonica riffs, and more than a few belly laughs.


Elliott is a naturalist, herbalist, storyteller, basket maker, back-country guide, philosopher, and harmonica wizard. He has performed at festivals, museums and schools from Canada to the Caribbean. He has been a featured storyteller at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesboro, TN. and has conducted workshops and programs at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto and the Smithsonian Institution. He has trained rangers for the National Park Service and guided people on wilderness experiences from Down-east Maine to the Florida Everglades. He was named harmonica champion at Fiddler’s Grove Festival in Union Grove, N.C. He regularly writes articles for regional and national magazines. He has authored five books, produced a number of award-winning recordings of stories and songs, and is occasionally seen on PBS-TV and the History Channel.




For more information on Lucas Foglia’s A Natural Order:


Click here to RSVP or invite friends via Facebook (optional)