Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. presents a night of stories in song with Chris Haddox on March 15th, 7pm-9pm in historic Center Hall. Tickets are $10 if ordered pre-sale online, $15 if purchased at the door. Chris Haddox is a Logan, West Virginia born and raised songwriter/singer/multi-instrumentalist who is now based out of Morgantown, West Virginia. He writes and sings his voluminous collection of songs about (to quote him) “religion, firearms, courthouse squares, goats on trampolines, shoes, fiddles, and hurricanes”—whatever catches his eye. He deftly combines humor, sarcasm, and blunt honesty to create songs that are accessible and relatable to a wide variety of audiences. This stellar musician is also a community leader who has directed Habitat for Humanity and worked to preserve old neighborhoods, a WVU professor of sustainable design, and an amateur musicologist who researches musicians from the southern coalfields of West Virginia. That’s a lot of breadth for someone the music community knows as a well-loved, easy-going consummate picker and gifted songwriter in the traditional folk, country, and Americana vein. Chris released his first album on March 25, 2022 at the age of 61. By April it had climbed to #11 on the Folk Alliance International chart, with all tracks from the album receiving steady airplay on 60 or so stations across the U.S., and a few further afield.