As a native of Morganton, NC and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Bill Leslie, WRAL-TV5 news anchor, is a Tarheel through and through. Not only a talented story-teller, Bill is a world renown musician, praised by famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma as "one of the greats in modern Celtic Music."
The Clayton Historical Association is proud to present an afternoon of Bill's music, with a cultural event entitled Tarheel Tales and Tunes, to be held at The Clayton Center, located at 111 East 2nd Street, in historic downtown Clayton, NC on June 1, 2008 at 3pm.
This special event will include selections from Bill's recently finished album titled Blue Ridge Reunion - a CD and companion book project available this fall. For this project, Bill revisited his late father’s favorite mountain vistas that inspired his father’s watercolors. Bill drew musical inspiration from these same vistas for his new songs. The companion book will feature the late William Leslie’s Blue Ridge paintings, along with Bill’s narratives.
Proceeds from this event go to the Clayton Historical Association (CHA). The mission of the CHA is to preserve and share the history of Clayton and to recognize and preserve the historic properties of Clayton. The Clayton Historical Association is funded in part by the Town of Clayton Cultural Arts Fund.
To find out more about the CHA, visit them on the web at http://claytonnc.home.att.net