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Quick Update

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Just a quick update for those of you who missed the concert last Thursday.  Pat was as superb as ever and we had a surprise visit from Andy Stein, violin / fiddle / sax player extraordinaire.  Andy was a co-founder of Commander Cody, played for 12 years on PHC and plays as a soloist at Lincoln Center in NYC.  The interaction between the two defines artistry.

The evening was another show stopper and culminated with that I think was a 90+ minute second set.  (Sorry for the poor quality pix - taken on the cell phone as the digital camera was dead...)



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Prairie Home Companion Regular Here

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Hey y'all, this will be the last notice before the Pat Donohue concert.  If you were listening to PHC this past weekend you could have gotten a taste for what to expect.  We're about 50% sold our for this concert and looking forward to see him here in April.  It's a rarity to catch an artist as great as this up close & personal.   Don't think that you want to miss it... 

I noticed it was kind of hard to find Pat's music to listen to, but check out these clips:
Make Up Your Mind from Radio Blues
The Road to Kindgom Come or Stealin from Chet from Backroads
High Society from Two Hand Band




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Pat Donohue, PHC regular, to join us in April

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According to legendary guitar great Chet Atkins, our April aritst, “Pat Donohue is one of the greatest finger pickers in the world today...”  That's right, Pat Donohue, Prairie Home Companion regular, will be gracing FHC's stage in April.  Guys, this is a pretty big deal as Pat only plays about 30 concerts a year. 
 
Reading through the reviews on his webpage will wet your appetite and give you a feel for the caliber of player that's coming.  According to the site:  "Pat’s musical tastes are eclectic. Though he considers himself foremost a folk guitarist, Pat’s influences are rooted in bluesmen Blind Blake, Robert Johnson, Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Muddy Waters and Miles Davis. He manages to blend jazz and blues with folk, and the mix is seamless. Over the years he has captivated audiences with his unique original compositions, dazzling instrumentals and humorous song parodies, including Sushi-Yucki and Would You Like to Play the Guitar?"
 
We just know that we've been a fan of Pat's for over 15 years and we're honored that he's headed this way.  How often have YOU heard him on Prairie Home Companion?


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