Special Guests
Saturday, MARCH 30, 1996



The Smith Brothers (named after the fellows pictured on the cough-drop box) Greg Becker and D.A. Calaway, who live in Reeds Spring, Missouri (pop. 411).


Emily Shackelton is a 10-year-old singer from Biwabik, Minnesota (pop. 1428).


The Fly Creek Philharmonic is a 13-person group of performers playing toy instruments. They live in Fly Creek, New York (pop. 350).

Rich "Eureka" Jones is a blues singer-guitarist from Eureka Springs, Arkansas (pop. 1900).
The Freight Hoppers are a Southern-Mountain string band from Bryson City, North Carolina (pop. 1556).
The Griffin Family - Richard, Erma, and son Buddy-are an old-time trio from Flatwoods, West Virginia (pop. 324).

Old Sweet Songs: A Prairie Home Companion 1974-1976

Old Sweet Songs

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).

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