Chris Ward of Vienna, VA
To my wife Saaraliisa
I married a Finn named Saaraliisa--
At spelling the Finns are pretty darn bad,
But she's the best wife I ever have had.
(yodelling ad libitum)
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).