A resident of Madison County, Adams is renowned for her artistic endeavors within the rich history of Southern Appalachia and is a seventh-generation bearer of the her family’s 200 year old ballad singing tradition. She won the 1997 North Carolina Society of Historians’ Clark Cox Historical Fiction Award and received the North Carolina Folklore Society’s Brown-Hudson Award for outstanding contributions to the folklore of her home state.
The Liars Bench was created in the early summer of 2010 by Dr. Gary Carden, recipient of the 2008 Brown-Hudson Folklore Award and the 2012
North Carolina Award for Literature, to promote southern Appalachian storytelling, music, poetry, drama, and folk arts. The group will perform southern Appalachian stories, music and songs onstage.
The event is free and open to the public.