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2014 Fall Tour

“We had a fun and busy fall tour after the release of our first CD in many years, When I’m Free. The title, Western Skies, comes from the chorus of song I wrote with help from Tim. It’s about the thing that happens when you find yourself out west: the sky opens up and you feel a sense of freedom and possibility that is more elusive on a cold and dreary day back east. That feeling drew Tim O’Brien and Pete Wernick and me from the east to Colorado in the 70’s. Even now, when things are closing in or
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Prairie Home Companion Season Opens with Solid Kicks and Red Hot Licks

On September 20, our brand new season kicked off with a live broadcast from the Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul, Minnesota, followed by our annual Meatloaf Supper and Street Dance. With special guests, pioneering bluegrass quartet Hot Rize, songwriter and fiddler Sara Watkins, harmonica revolutionary Howard Levy, and singer Lynn Peterson. The Street Dance featured Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers with Thelma Otto on fiddle, and contests for Overacting and Bob Dylan Imitations.
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