An Evening of Story and Song

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Tea with Lee is taking to the big stage this year. Please join Compass Center as the Good Ol’ Girls reunite for an exciting Evening of Story and Song with Lee Smith, Jill McCorkle, Marshall Chapman and Matraca Berg on Friday, December 6. Lee Smith will be joined by fellow author Jill McCorkle and Nashville headlining musicians Marshall Chapman and Matraca Berg for an evening of story and song at the Varsity Theater.

Lee, Jill, Marshall and Matraca are the voices behind the popular Good Ol’ Girls musical, adapted and directed by UNC’s own Paul Ferguson, which Creative Loafing referred to as a “Southern classic.” The show will combine great music with fabulous down-home stories, all in support and celebration of women and families in our community. Don’t miss out on this special show, which is sure to be a good ol’ time!

General Admission Tickets are SOLD OUT!!!!

Advanced General Admission tickets include guaranteed entry for a discounted price. Tickets are $40. Click here to purchase.
VIP Admission tickets are sold out!

6 p.m. – Private reception will include appetizers with the artists! SOLD OUT!

7 p.m. – An Evening of story and song with Lee Smith, Jill McCorkle, Marshall Chapman and Matraca Berg

An Evening of Story and Song is generously supported by Molly Maid, Foster’s Market and Grapevine Distributors.

For information on downtown Chapel Hill parking, click here.

Click here to listen to Compass Center’s Evening of Story and Song PSA, featuring recent music from Marshall Chapman!

About the Artists

Lee Smith, Writer – Originally a good ol’ girl from the mountains of lee smithsouthwest Virginia, Lee Smith is the author of 16 books, including Fair and Tender Ladies and Family Linen. Her many honors include an Academy Award in Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; she won the Southern Book Critics Circle Award for her novel The Last Girls, also a New York Times Bestseller.

jill mccorkleJill McCorkle, Writer – Jill is the author of six widely acclaimed novels, most recently Life After Life, and four collections of short stories. Her short fiction has been published in many journals and magazines and anthologized in Best American Short Stories and New Stories from the South.

marshall chapmanMarshall Chapman, Songwriter – Marshall has released thirteen critically acclaimed albums and her songs have been recorded by everyone from Emmylou Harris and Jimmy Buffett to Irma Thomas and Joe Cocker. Marshall is also a celebrated author. Her first book, Goodbye, Little Rock and Roller, was a 2004 SIBA bestseller and Book Award finalist, and her most recent, They Came to Nashville, was a 2011 SIBA Book Award nominee. Her new CD, Blaze of Glory, is being hailed as “her masterpiece.”

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Matraca Berg, Songwriter – Matraca Berg has written numerous hit songs for country artists such as Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Patty Loveless, The Dixie Chicks… and the list goes on. She won CMA Song of the Year award for writing Deana Carter’s smash hit Strawberry Wine, and has been inducted into the Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, the third youngest in history and one of only a few women out of 147 inductees.

Recent Work

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