Rickey PittmanRickey E. Pittman, the Bard of the South, is a storyteller, author, and folksinger. He was the Grand Prize Winner of the 1998 Ernest Hemingway Short Story Competition. Originally from Dallas Pittman presents his stories, music and historical programs at schools, libraries, organizations, museums, historical reenactments, restaurants, banquets, and Celtic festivals throughout the South. An adjunct college English instructor with an M.A. from Abilene Christian University, he has fifteen published books, five    music CDs and several single releases.


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Some Festivals, Conferences, Workshops and Other Events Featuring Pittman as Music Performer, Storyteller, or Speaker:

  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Hot Springs, AR
  • French Quarter Festival, New Orleans
  • Northeast Louisiana Celtic Fest, Monroe LA Mississippi Celtic Fest, Jackson MS
  • Salado Scottish Festival, Salado TX
  • Arlington Scottish Festival, Arlington TX
  • Highland Games, Jackson, LA
  • North Texas Irish Festival, Dallas
  • Cowtown Celtic Festival, Fort Worth (2011)
  • Bedford Texas Celtic Festival
  • Sam Houston Folklife Festival, Huntsville TX
  • Houston Scottish Festival
  • Arkansas Scottish Festival, Batesville AR
  • Patrick Cleburne Festival, Cleburne TX.
  • St. Patrick Festival, Dublin TX
  • St. Patrick Festival, Sidney, AR
  • Corney Creek Festival, Bernice LA
  • Tartan Festival, Minden, LA
  • St. Andrews Banquets & Robert Burns Suppers
  • Museum & Library Presentations
  • Florida, Arkansas & Louisiana Reading Associations
  • Louisiana Library Association
  • Red Brick Tavern, Conroe TX
  • Texas Education Service Centers (Media & Storytelling and music), Gladyss Porter Zoo, Brownsville, TX
  • Brown Bag Concert in the Park, Monroe LA
  • Opened for Bobby Bridger’s Lakota, April 2013
  • AGEXPO, West Monroe LA
  • Farmers Markets churches & Veterans Organizations
  • Presenter at HESTEC Community Day Literacy Event. (2013) South Texas Literacy Coalition
  • American Indian Arts Celebration, Clewiston FL
  • Okeechobee Battlefield Historical Event

To book Rickey Pittman, Bard of the South, for school or library presentations, for storytelling or music performances, for fairs and festivals and other events,  contact the author directly or contact Kasey Kelly Allen with Gilded Leaf Productions at kasey@gildedleafproductions.com or 432-664-2594.