Tom Keith provided sound effects and character voices for A Prairie Home Companion. A St. Paul native, Keith performed with Garrison Keillor since 1976. With vocal gymnastics and a variety of props, he created creaking doors, footsteps, barking dogs—even elephants.
Tom Keith's alter ego, Jim Ed Poole, co-hosted The Morning Show on Minnesota Public Radio. Keith was also one of 20 contributors—including former Beatle Paul McCartney and folksinger Pete Seeger—to a kids' activity book, called Open Ears (Ellipsis Kids).
A note from Garrison about Tom, plus audio clips, videos, and photos from Tom's performances on A Prairie Home Companion and The Morning Show»
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Lovingly selected from the earliest archives of A Prairie Home Companion, this heirloom collection represents the music from earliest years of the now legendary show: 1974–1976. With songs and tunes from jazz pianist Butch Thompson, mandolin maestro Peter Ostroushko, Dakota Dave Hull and the first house band, The Powdermilk Biscuit Band (Adam Granger, Bob Douglas and Mary DuShane).