Wednesday, April 11, 2007

The Sweetback Sisters on A Prairie Home Companion!

Well the last few days have been a blur to say the least, and I'll tell ya why... A truly amazing beam of good fortune has hit upon our band The Sweetback Sisters!!! A month or so ago on a whim Emily and I entered a few of our recordings to a contest entitled "Talented Twenty-Somethings" held by NPR and the Prairie Home Companion gang. We figured it couldn't hurt to start spreading the word, but boy did we never expect to make the cut! Just this afternoon Emmy got the call, and they're flying us out and putting us up for the show/competition two weekends from now (April 20-21) They have yet to tell us what's at stake, but who gives a damn when it's every folkie's dream to be on PHC!

For those of you who do not know of i Home Companion, it's an extremely well known radio program now in it's 33rd year I believe. APHC is a live radio variety show created and hosted by Garrison Keillor. The show is broadcast from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul. Each show features a storytelling monologue from Keillor – a report from his fictitious hometown of Lake Wobegon – and the best in American folk music: country, bluegrass, blues, and gospel, and sometimes, and all sorts of guest performers. This is a totally outrageous surprise, and an incredible opportunity for a band as new to the scene as us.

So here's the glorious catch: we still need your help & participation!!!! As you know in this American Idol generation everything is a competition, so we'll be running against a few other groups for the title (I don't know who yet!,) but we'll most likely need your call-in or online support the day of the radio broadcast April 21st. So please have your ibooks and iphones ready!

Thank you for taking the time to read this announcement, and for all your support. When I have any more information I will surely pass it along to all of you, and of course I'll send out some emails when the BIG day approaches!

Fitzgerald Theater

So so so much love,

Them Sweet Sweet Sistas


WHAT: A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor presents this season's talent contest—for performers in their 20s

WHEN: Live Dress Rehearsal: Friday April 20,2007
Contest/Broadcast:Saturday, April 21, 2007

WHERE: The Fitzgerald Theater, 10 E. Exchange Street, Saint Paul, MN 55101. 651.290.1221

TICKETS/FOR MORE INFORMATION: Go to for details, or contact David O'Neill at or Ticketmaster

**** And of course feel free to forward any info about The Sweetback Sisters to those that might be interested! *****


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