WUFT-FM Morning Edition host Glenn Richards speaks with Gainesville musician Chelsea Carnes of Wax Wings and Mourning Glories. Both groups will be performing at the 65th Annual Florida Folk Festival at the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White Springs, Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-28, 2017.
“Storytelling is at the center of culture, and culture is the reason that human beings can live on the planet in places they wouldn’t otherwise be able to live," says Miller. "It’s through storytelling we’re able to go into space. Alright? People gathered around a camp fire doing storytelling; that’s so fundamental to who we are because without storytelling, without theater, we don’t have culture. And if we don’t have culture, we as a species cannot exist.”