Shreveport, Louisiana – where the All Y’all podcast and live storytelling series is produced – is a small town in some ways. Following the announcement that All Y’all was seeking stories of the paranormal for our November 2016 event, “Haunted,” several people contacted us to insist that Clay Walker be asked to share a ghost story onstage. One friend swore that Clay told two of the best ghost stories she’d ever heard.
By the time that we sat down with Clay and heard his stories for ourselves, there was almost no way that they could live up to our expectations…almost.
As it turns out, our friends were correct: Clay can spin a spine-tingling yarn. The fact that these true stories are drawn from a youth spent in Shreveport’s historic South Highlands neighborhood at the side of his well-known grandmother, Susybelle “Duke” Lyons, makes the stories that much more wonderful.
In this special Halloween episode, we present two back-to-back stories – one told live, the other recorded later – from Clay Walker.
All Y’all Live: Love
Mark your calendars: The next All Y’all live storytelling event, “Love,” will be held at the Woman’s Department Club of Shreveport on Saturday, Nov. 11. Tickets are on sale here! This will be our fourth fundraiser event to date, with 100% of proceeds from the door benefiting a local nonprofit organization that will be announced soon. RSVP or share the event on Facebook.
Thank You, Sponsors Without the support of our sponsors, All Y’all live events would be extremely difficult for us to pull off. Please support our title sponsor, Holiday Lanes, as well as presenting sponsors Maccentric and Williams Creative Group.
Ghost stories can be a lot of things: visceral, frightening, unnerving. But very seldom do they drift into territory that could be described as intimate or personal. Storyteller Steven Abney took the stage at our Nov. 12, 2016 live event, “Haunted”, and delivered a ghost story that was as equally suited for Ghost Hunters as it was for Dr. Phil. This spine-tingling tale of a haunted house and one man’s struggle to shake loose of his demons continues to be one of the most unique All Y’all stories told to date.
Coming Soon: All Y’all Live, “The Skin I’m In”
On Saturday, Aug. 26, All Y’all will return to the Woman’s Department Club for our 12th live storytelling event, “The Skin I’m In”. We are looking for six great stories of identity, acceptance (or the lack thereof) and the journey of self-discovery. If you think you’ve got a story for “The Skin I’m In”, please call our storyteller hotline at (318) 582-0665 and leave us a message.
“Stories of the Strings”
If you’re reading this post during the summer of 2017, check out our upcoming “Stories of the Strings” nights. Chris and Sara from All Y’all host these “show and tell”-style evenings featuring guitar players and collectors discussing their most treasured instruments. Events will be held at Artspace Shreveport every Wednesday night in June and July. Shows begin at 6 p.m. and admission is $5. Join us!
Help Us Say “Thanks”…
The 2017 season of All Y’all live events and podcasts is made possible by our title sponsor, Holiday Lanes. The All Y’all podcast is also sponsored by Williams Creative Group and Maccentric. Without the support of these sponsors, All Y’all live events and podcasts would be extremely difficult for us to pull off. Please consider thanking our sponsors with your patronage.