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Thursday, October 17, 2024

Sean of the South


Sean Dietrich is an author, musician, and stand-up storyteller known for his commentary on life in the American South. Often called the Garrison Keillor of the South, his one-man shows and captivating stories have earned him a cult-like following. A multi-instrumentalist, he began playing piano in church at age nine, picking up mandolin at seven, and guitar at eight, and threw away all hopes of a musical career by taking up accordion at age nine. He is the creator of the Sean of the South Podcast, makes appearances at the Grand Ole Opry, and has authored fifteen books and a wildly popular blog. His work has appeared in Newsweek, Reader’s Digest, Southern Living, Garden and Gun, The Tallahassee Democrat, the Birmingham News, The Mobile Press Register, and his column appears in newspapers throughout the U.S.

Having lived through enough heartache, joy, embarrassment, love, and renewal for several lifetimes, Sean condenses our human failures and triumphs into stories that make the Southern heart resound.

His wildly popular blog and musical podcast, “Sean of the South,” is suited for anyone with red clay on their car and sand in their shoes. His work has appeared in Newsweek, Reader’s Digest, Southern Living, Garden and Gun, and he has authored fifteen books. Sean is a master storyteller in the tradition of Will Rogers, Mark Twain, and Lewis Grizzard. His brutally candid, laugh-out-loud, and sometimes painful tales remind us that we are not alone in our human experience.

His latest book, “You Are My Sunshine”, is a true tale of a how two novice cyclists, a husband-and-wife duo who share the last name of “Dietrich”, tackled a 350-mile trail and not only lived to tell about it, but emerged more resilient and in love than ever.

Sean Dietrich, and his wife, Jamie, along with dogs Thelma Lou, Otis Campbell, and Marigold the Blind Wonder Dog are new residents of Birmingham, Alabama, but cannot shake the Florida panhandle out of their system.

Don’t miss the chance to see Sean live on the Phoebe Stage at the Albany Municipal Auditorium on October 17 at 7 PM.

Tickets will be available at Ticketmaster.com or in person at the Georgia’s Own Box Office on Friday, June 14, at 10 AM. There will be an exclusive, online only, artist presale on Wednesday, June 12, at 10 AM and an exclusive, online only, venue presale on Thursday, June 13, at 10 AM until 10 PM.

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