22nd (formerly 21st) Century Troubadour: Author/Musician/Storyteller
Mitch Luckett, born in Hawk Point, Missouri, is an avid birder and claims to at least partially understand “the language of the birds.” Although, when challenged on this claim, he will frequently go into a high-pitched yodel that will float your eyeballs.
A bluegrass and old-timey musician, Mitch combines two art forms, music and storytelling, into humorous and sometimes poignant stage performances. His CD Tall Tales & Blue Grass is available by snail mail directly from Mitch (see contact information below).
As a free-lance writer for thirty-five years, Mitch has written dozens of articles and short stories published in regional magazines and newspapers. For two decades he wrote a popular monthly naturalist column for The Warbler newsletter/magazine of the Audubon Society of Portland. Two of his pieces are in Wild in the City, a guidebook of natural areas in Portland, Oregon. To Kill a Common Loon is his first published novel; a sequel, “The Man in the Loon, is planned to take flight in 2012; and, yet another in the LOON series, The Cow that Jumped Over the Loon, is hatching in choppy waters.
In a departure from LOONs, Mitch is also planning to release Holy Roller Heart—a quirky coming-of-age novel about a backwoods farm boy who confronts cars, religion and sex in the little Ozark town of Sulfur Lick, MO.
Whether Ozark Mountain tall tales, narrative songs, Olympic Mountain parables, Native American myths or novel-length yarns, Mitch has a gift for the ancient art of storytelling.
To order Tall Tales & Blue Grass CD and signed trade paperback copy of To Kill A Common Loon contact:
162 Overbrook Lane
Brinnon, WA, 98320
Contact Mitch for readings or performances.