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The Greenville County Library System will host award-winning storyteller John Thomas Fowler on June 17 in a program showcasing traveling musician Trotting Sally.
Fowler will share the story of “Trotting Sally: The Roots and Legacy of a Folk Hero” from his recently published book about the street musician known to Upstate residents.
Trotting Sally, whose real name was George Mullins, was a self-taught musician who traveled through the upcountry of South Carolina through western North Carolina playing his fiddle, Rosalie. Mullins was born into slavery in southern Greenville County and became the first free man in his family at the end of the Civil War.
Fowler will also show a silent film clip of Mullins playing Rosalie and will play his own fiddle during the event.
Fowler is a host of the WNCW radio show This Old Porch, musician and ballad singer.
“Trotting Sally: The Roots and Legacy of a Folk Hero,” presented by John Fowler
June 17, 7-8 p.m. at Hughes Main Library, Meeting Rm. A-C, 25 Heritage Green Place
For more information, call 864-527-9293