Celebrate The Holidays With Singing Storyteller, Bob Ford
Bob Ford is a man of many talents. As singer, storyteller, historian, and artist, Ford is well-known for his ability to bring history to life through songs and stories. By adding music and drama to his stories, Ford inspires his listeners to “get excited about history.” Whether he’s recounting tall tales or Celtic legends, whether he’s singing folk music or holiday songs, Ford adapts his performances for all ages, resulting in “foot-stomping, hand-clapping fun.“
On Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 2:00 p.m., join Bob Ford for a lighthearted holiday sing-along in the Lakewood Public Library’s Main Auditorium. Ford will combine holiday favorites with his folk songs and storytelling.
As an educational artist, Bob Ford has performed for numerous schools in the area. He dresses in period costumes to tell tales of Daniel Boone, Blue Jacket, Lewis & Clark, and the Underground Railroad. His goal is to use his stories and songs to “tell the little-known stories of the Native Americans, African Americans and Europeans who lived and fought over the Ohio River Valley.” Ford also has several CDs to his credit. “Fiddler’s Green” and “Daddy’s Hands” offer Bob’s original compositions as well as traditional folk songs. “BTW” is an eclectic mixture of pub songs. Copies of Ford’s CDs will be available for sale and signing after the event. Bob Ford’s "Sunday with the Friends Concert" is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture and by the Friends of Lakewood Public Library.