The show is to raise money for a park shelter on the shore of Lake Mendota in Madison, a city that loves its lakes and parks, as did my brother Philip. He was skating on the lake when he slipped, hit his head, and died twelve days later of severe brain trauma. He was 71.
We grew up on the banks of the Mississippi and from his earliest days he loved bodies of water, boats, and skating, and so Madison was a perfect place for him. It hurt us, loyal Minnesotans, that he became a loyal Badger, but he loved the city and the people so much, had a little sailboat anchored not far from his office at the University, took his children and his grandchildren sailing, worked for the University's Sea Grant program on research projects on Lakes Superior and Michigan, and had a wonderful life right up until he cracked his head.
Robin and Linda and Rich for doing this.
The New Tenney Park Shelter Web site >>
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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).