Anne Rutherford & Norm Brecke
Seasoned storytellers Anne Rutherford and Norm Brecke bring double the entertainment power. Their hearts are in the Pacific Northwest, but with their stories and music, they travel the whole world. Anne delights audiences with funny, touching performances that include tales of personal adventure, Pacific Northwest folklore, and prize-winning tall tales, and her singing and mandolin playing adds to the fun. A four-time first-place winner of the Northwest Folklife Liar’s Contest, she took the grand prize in the 2016 NW Tall Tales Challenge. A former award-winning teacher, Norm tells traditional stories, personal narratives, historical tales, and stories in song.
[Anne is] one of the finest professional liars in the world. – Portland Tribune
[Norm] His well-told yarn about a dragon resonated with both kids and adults…Of course, to truly soak up the message, it is best to hear the story illustrated with Brecke’s colorful inflections and wide-eyed expressions. – Federal Way Mirror