A Prairie Home Companion
SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 1996

Music Performed at the 2nd Annual Talent from Towns Under Two Thousand Show


Performers: Garrison Keillor, Tim Russell, Chris Forth, Tom Keith The Guys All-Star Shoe Band: Richard Dworsky, piano; Andy Stein, fiddle, tenor sax; Cliff Wittstruck, guitar; Greg Hippen, bass; Arnie Kinsella, percussion.

Guests: The Fly Creek Philharmonic: Bill Schaeffer (nightingale), Susan Rodd (triangle), Debbie Brienza (cuckoo), H.B. King (drum), Marie King (rattle), Chris Kjolhede (rattle), Annalise Kjolhede (rattle), Caitlyn Kjolhede (recorder), Angus Mackie (bass), Catherine Mason (recorder), Paula Schaeffer (flute), Judy Triolo (nightingale), Lorna Wilhelm (toy trumpet)

The Freight Hoppers: Hanna Lee (bass), Frank Lee (banjo, vocals), Cary Fridley (guitar, vocals), David Bass (fiddle, dancing) (2nd Place)

The Griffin Family: Ricard Griffin (guitar, vocals), Erma Griffin (bass, vocals), Buddy Griffin (guitar, vocals) (GK's pick)

Rich "Eureka" Jones: (National steel guitar, harmonica, vocals) (winner of Ray Marklund Stagehand Award)

Emily Shackelton: (vocals) (1st Place)

The Smith Brothers: Greg Becker (drums, harmonica, vocals), D.A. Callaway (piano, vocals)

Janet Sorenson: (vocals)

See below for Albums by Guest Artists.

TISHOMINGO BLUES
Garrison Keillor, RD, PD, GH, AK
w/m: Spencer Williams; new words: Garrison Keillor
©1917 Joseph W. Stern and Co.

TEA FOR TWO
Garrison Keillor, RD, AS, CW, GH, AK
w: Irving Caesar, m: Vincent Youmans
©1924 Warner Brothers, Inc.

THE SCHOOLHOUSE ON THE HILL
The Griffin Family, GK
w/m: A.P. Carter

CHAINSAW POLKA/JUST A LITTLE JEALOUS
The Smith Brothers
w/m: D.A. Callaway

COLORS OF THE WIND
Emily Shackelton, RD, AS, CW, GH, AK
w: Stephen Schwartz, m: Alan Menken
©1995 Wonderland Music Co./Walt Disney Music Co.

THE TOY SYMPHONY
The Fly Creek Philharmonic
m: Leopold Mozart

MY KINDA PLACE
Rich "Eureka" Jones
w/m: Paul Geremia
©1986 Hambone Music (ASCAP)

THE BIG CAT SPIT IN THE LITTLE CAT'S EYE
The Freight Hoppers
w/m: "Uncle" Dave Macon

IDAHO YODELER
Janet Sorenson
"Favorite Songs, Volume II," Sugarbowl Records, SB-1080C

OUR TOWN
Garrison Keillor, RD, AS, CW, GH, AK
w/m: Iris Dement
©1992 Songs of Iris

DARKTOWN STRUTTER'S BALL (intermission)
The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
w/m: Shelton Brooks
©1917 Leo Feist

DARLIN' DAISY
The Griffin Family (GK's Pick), Garrison Keillor
w/m: A.P. Carter

MAYBE NEXT TIME
Rich Dworsky, Andy Stein, Greg Hippen
m: Rich Dworsky
©1995 Richard Dworsky

I WANT YOU TO KNOW
Rich "Eureka" Jones (Ray Marklund Stagehand's Award)
w/m: Bo Carter
album: "Strike it Rich" Ozark Blues Records, OBR 002

FOUR CENT COTTON
The Frieght Hoppers (2nd Place winners)
w/m: Gid Tanner and the Skillet Lickers

THE ANGELS REJOICED
Emily Shackelton (1st Place winner), RD, AS, CW, GH, AK
w/m: Ira and Charlie Louvin
© Central Songs - Beechwood Music (BMI)

FAREWELL BLUES
The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
w/m: Matthews, Greene, Cates/Schoebel, Mares, Rappolo
arr. Andy Stein
©1956/©1923 Mills Music Inc.

Other albums available by guest artists:

Janet Sorenson
Janet's three cassettes are available, $10.00 each:
"Favorite Songs, Volume I," Sugarbowl Records, SBC-1078JS
"Favorite Songs, Volume II," Sugarbowl Records, SB-1080C
"Champion Yodeler," Sugarbowl Records, SB-1091C
Copies can be obtained by contacting her directly:
Janet Sorenson
Route. 2, Box 16
Fisher, MN. 56723

The Freight Hoppers
cassette: "Goin' Down the Track with a Chicken on My Back," independently produced. To obtain this recording, contact:
The Frieght Hoppers
P.O. Box 175
Bryson City, N.C. 28713
(704) 488-2619, or (704) 488-0931
The Frieght Hoppers will have a new CD released in June on Rounder Records,
titled "Where'd You Come From, Where'd You Go?"

Rich "Eureka" Jones
For copies of his CD, "Strike It Rich," contact:
Rich Jones
Rte. 4, Box 130
Eureka Springs, AR. 72632


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