Museum Story Time: Lorraine, The Girl Who Sang the Storm Away by Ketch Secor - The Birthplace of Country Music
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Museum Story Time: Lorraine, The Girl Who Sang the Storm Away by Ketch Secor

September 1, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Museum Story Time graphic with the book cover of Lorraine, featuring a young black girl. Beside the book cover is a photo of Momma Molasses wearing a cowboy hat.

Date: Friday, September 1, 2023

Time: 10:30 a.m. EST

Location: The Learning Center, Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Cost: Free and open to the public

Join us in the museum’s Learning Center for our monthly Museum Story Time program. Aimed at toddler-age children and their grown-ups, we will gather on the first Friday of each month for a music- or Appalachia-related storybook, a tune or two by WBCM Radio Bristol show host Ella Patrick, and a related activity or coloring sheet.

This month we will be reading Hello Crow written by Jeff Daniel Marion and illustrated by Leslie Bowman.

About Lorraine, The Girl Who Sang The Storm Away

Old Crow Medicine Show founder and Grammy award-winning musician Ketch Secor teams up with Ashley Bryan Award-winning illustrator Higgins Bond to create this sweeping, epic Americana story about the power of music and family.

“Who needs a whistle or some shiny thing

when you’ve got a voice and a song that can sing!”

Lorraine and her Pa Paw spend their days celebrating life with the music of the Tennessee hills. With Pa Paw’s harmonica and Lorraine’s pennywhistle, the pair can face just about anything. But when a fearsome storm rolls in and their instruments are nowhere to be found, can Lorraine find the music inside herself to get them through?

About the Author

Ketch Secor is the founder of the band Old Crow Medicine Show. He won a Grammy for his involvement in the concert film, “Big Easy Express.” Old Crow Medicine Show has sold over 700,000 albums. Ketch lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Learn more at

“Lorraine was inspired by the Appalachian people I met when I lived in eastern Tennessee during the infancy of my band, Old Crow Medicine Show. The folktales they told stayed with me for years until I finally wrote my own.”

About the Illustrator

Higgins Bond received the 2009 Ashley Bryan Award for outstanding contribution to children’s literature. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Visit her at

Higgins was drawn to Lorraine’s story because of the devotion between the girl and her grandfather and the magic of the sounds they create. “To feel the healing power of music is something everyone can identify with.”


September 1, 2023
10:30 am - 11:30 am
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