Minton Sparks fuses music, poetry, and her intoxicating gift for storytelling to paint word pictures of the rural South that put you square in the middle of the people and the places she knows like the back of her hand.
“I have seen Minton Sparks. And if she’s not the ghost child of [Flannery O’Connor] and [Hank Williams], then cotton doesn’t grow in a cotton field.”
— Rocker, Marshall Chapman
Tender Mercies: North / South Series at The Sheen Center
Two soulful minds join forces for an evening of raucous storytelling. A poet, playwright, author, speaker-songwriter, and—above all else—a storyteller, Nashville’s Minton Sparks dazzles audiences with her spoken word/honky-tonk hybrid performances. Kevin Kling is known for his hilarious recounts of true events on NPR’s All Things Considered. Kling’s autobiographical tales are as enchanting as they are true to life: hopping freight trains, getting hit by lightning, performing his banned play in Czechoslovakia, growing up in Minnesota, and eating things before knowing what they are.
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Latest Work: Time Flies
The official music video for Minton Sparks’ title track, “Time Flies.”
In the News
Check out Minton’s interview with NO DEPRESSION magazine.