West Virginia Storytelling guild
A West Virginia native, Kate Long is a professional writing teacher and public radio commentator. She has performed in many states and on Mountain Stage.
Her writing, songwriting, newspaper projects, and video production have won national awards. She effectively incorporates her musical talents with her storytelling skills making her a most popular festival presenter.
The story of "Cotton Eye Joe" was one of many musical stories performed by Kate Long at the 2001 WV State Storytelling Festival.