Stephen Swanson of Iowa City, IA
To Marilyn Swanson
In college choir we both sang along
She was the loveliest girl in the throng
In concerts and carolin'
My heart sang for Marilyn
And our marriage is a forty year song.
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).