"Lifetime Achievement Award: Ray Hicks" -Smithsonian Institution
"National Heritage Award: Ray Hicks" -National Endowment for the Arts
"Ray Hicks, the famous teller of Appalachian Jack Tales, is one of America's best-loved storytellers." -Robert Isbell, Author, Click for more
A 5-Disc Set of Ray Hicks 1: My Life - I've Traveled the Mountains; Ray Hicks 2: The Cat and the Mouse Story; Ray Hicks 3: Jack and the Robbers Story; Ray Hicks 4: Jack and the Fire Dragon Story and Ray Hicks 5: Blue Ridge Music and Ballads is available.
Ray Hicks 1: My Life - I've Traveled the Mountains
In this non-narrated biography, viewers get to meet this famed storyteller, learn about his life, and view him as he performs at the world-famous National Storyteller's Festival in Tennessee.
Ray Hicks 2: The Cat and the Mouse Story
The legendary Jack, who loves to help people whenever he can, has to do all he can to help a young girl overcome the magic spell a wicked witch placed on her by turning her into a cat.
Ray Hicks 3: Jack and the Robbers Story
Though borrowed from the famous legend of the Bremen Musicians, this "Jack Tale" is pure Appalachia when told by legendary storyteller Ray Hicks.
Ray Hicks 4: Jack and the Fire Dragon Story
In a hole, Jack meets up with three beautiful sisters, Martha, Mary and Marie; then the determined Jack defeats the Fire Dragon and he and his brothers end up with three beautiful wives.
Ray Hicks 5: Blue Ridge Music and Ballads
True Blue Ridge Mountain music is hearing Ray Hicks when he sings, with and without his harmonica, legendary American folk songs, such as Casey Jones, John Henry, and Reuben Train. 03/10DE PIJSCA 150 min.
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