Greg Story, Missouri S&T professor, musician and playwright will be sharing his music this weekend in a concert benefitting the Lyric Live Theatre. The show will feature Story's wide variety of musical talents.
“I’ve been playing music for my whole life. I play a lot of different instruments,” he said, when talking about his musical background. Story’s arsenal includes less common instruments such as the mandolin and hammer-dulcimer, but he said his first love will always be the guitar.
“I love to play. If I’m not performing, I’m sitting on my porch playing,” he said.
Story described his musical style as all his own, blending folk, blues and even flamenco, and features what he described as “fast finger picking.”
“It’s a very unique style,” he said. “You can like it or not, but it’s like nobody else.”
The concert is free, although donations are appreciated, and will go directly towards the upkeep of the theatre.
“This is to support the theatre. It’s a community theatre. It’s a place where you can go in for free, we don’t charge anything for our shows,” Story said, with one or two exceptions each year.
In May, the theatre will host on of Story’s own plays, which he described as being about living in rural Missouri, and is an opportunity for residents to become involved in the theatre.
“We want people to participate. Anybody that comes in, we will find something for them to do,” he said.