Don Woodcock and Bill Smith to perform as 'Rosin & Rhyme' Sunday in Heuvelton
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 5:58 am

Don Woodcock, left, three-time Grand Champion Fiddler of New York State, and Bill Smith, legendary Adirondack storyteller and a master of the traditional arts will perform at Pickens Hall.

HEUVELTON - Pickens Hall is proud to present legendary performers Rosin & Rhyme, the duo of fiddler Don Woodcock and storyteller Bill Smith will perform at Pickens Hall on Sunday, Jan. 13 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $10 in advance, and $12 at the door.

Smith from South Colton and Woodcock from Kendrew Corners are both recipients of North Country Heritage Awards by Traditional Arts in Upstate New York (TAUNY).

Smith is known to interweave people he has known into his Adirondack tales; some of which are “tall tales.”

Born in 1937 to a large family of the “Featherbed” section in South Colton on the northern outskirts of the Adirondack Park, he widely known throughout the Adirondacks and beyond as a master of various traditional arts.

The storyteller and musician has performed for a variety of audiences and has a wide repertoire of tales and songs. Smith has been widely researched in numerous articles and books and has produced a series of recordings of his stories and songs.

Woodcock began playing the fiddle at age 14 and is widely recognized for having a large repertoire.

He typically includes old favorites and new songs with a back story, and will often pick out members of the audience to include in the lyrics.