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of the Geezers on
Prairie Home Companion
Saturday, January 29, 2005
(Select Segment 2)
Geezers NOT in
Prairie Home Companion Movie!!
2005, Director Robert Altman filmed "A Prairie Home Companion,"
a fictional piece by Garrison Keillor about the imminent demise
of a famous weekly radio show.
you will be disappointed to know that the Geezers do not appear
in that movie. Instead, famous actors like Lily Tomlin,
Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline, among others, take the stage of
the Fitzgerald Theater, along with real musicians who can play
well on command. (The Geezers play well, but never on
command, so it woulda been iffy to have us there.)
GO SEE THIS FILM. It's terrific, and will be enjoyed by
all who enjoy traditional music, goofy humor and the PHC radio
show. If you hate PHC or Garrison Keillor, skip it.
But you don't know what you're missing.
May 29, 2005, the Geezers won the Duluth Battle of the Jug
Bands, and are now the temporary owners of the trophy krumkake
As a friend
said, "You guys are really big stuff now," to which Peter
responded, "Yes, in our own sad, pathetic way, we ARE big
In February 2004, the Geezers Jug Band won the 22nd
Annual Battle of the Jug Bands in Minneapolis. We were stunned.
Even more astonishing, we were invited to play on Garrison
Keillor's Prairie Home Companion on Saturday night,
January 29, 2005. We also played in the Friday night
preview show at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota,
where PHC is broadcast. Both shows were sold out to the
live audience of about 1000 people.
This was a great thrill for the Geezers, who started out in
early 2004 hoping not to embarrass themselves.
If you've never heard The Prairie Home Companion, you owe it
to yourself. It's a much-celebrated old-time live radio show,
full of music, radio skits and other entertainment. A Prairie
Home Companion is heard by over 4 million listeners each week on
over 558 public radio stations, and is heard abroad on America
One and the Armed Forces Networks In Europe and the Far East.
You can and should find
out more at
We do not believe this adventure will lead to fame, riches,
or early retirement.