16 years Across the Prairie has been retired from the airwaves at
WUFT. We leave this description and audio recordings as archives,
and we will add to them periodically. Thanks to all our listeners
for your support!
locally-produced folk and Americana music program, "Across
the Prairie," has been running on Classic 89 for nearly fifteen
years now! The show combines recorded music with live studio
performances and occasional interviews from the field. One
thing that makes ATP unique is Cathy's ability to join her guests
in performance, adding harmony vocals or rhythm guitar. ATP's mission
is to introduce you to both legendary and new talent, up close and
personal, and to let you know about the many local and regional
events that occur in our listening area.
Arts in Medicine
FROM "ACROSS THE PRAIRIE..."
Cathy's statewide feature on Stetson
Kennedy, who was honored at Florida's capitol and named to the
Florida Artist Hall of Fame for his body of work as an author. Stetson
is most famous for his bravery in infiltrating the Klan in the 1940s,
and exposing their activities in his book "Unmasked."
had a ball interviewing famous cowboy band Riders in the
Sky, the unique multi-Grammy award winning purveyors of
Western swing and campy cowboy comedy. Combining virtuoso instrumentals
with smoothly blended harmonies and three-part yodeling, the Riders
are masters of this genre and have been performing it for nearly
thirty years. On the spur of the moment, Cathy managed to lasso
group leader Ranger Doug on the telephone the other day. Click
here to listen and hear their duet of "Happy Trails to
Across the Prairie we have had many great moments, including:
Tom Paxton live on the air, and singing a duet of "Last Thing
on My Mind" with him.
Arlo Guthrie and producing a 4th of July special about
the Guthrie family.
intimate conversation with Pete Seeger in Beacon, New York, during
the sloop Clearwater's annual Pumpkin Sail, about Pete, politics,
pollution and the Clearwater.
Carla Ulbrich, Mark O'Connor,
Mike Marshall, Darol Anger, Acoustic Eidolon, and many others
at national folk concerts and events
"Prairie Home Companion" host, Garrison Keillor, along with Robin
and Linda Williams, and producing that interview to be aired on
a special Tribute to Don Grooms program that included our home
recording of Tom Shed's
song about Don, "Just a Soft Echo."
in-studio pickin' with Mark Johnson's clawgrass banjo accompanied
by members of the Rice Family.
producer Margaret Longhill and performer Sue Grooms about the
Will McLean Festival.
dulcimers (and didgeridoo!) with Jon Kay and David
songs and conversation with some of Florida's finest musicians,
including: Tallahassee's' Doug Gauss and Carrie Hamby, songwriter
Joe Mark, fiddler George Custer,
Tammerlin's Lee Hunter and Arvid Smith, South Florida's Grant
Livingston, Guatamalan "ex-patriot" Jack Schuster; travelin'
folks like Jack Williams,
Wendy Beckerman, the Bills, dancingLight and the Short Sisters;
as well as Gainesville's own Lloyd Baldwin, John Chambers Dale
Crider, Mark & Monica
Leadon, Art Crummer, Elaine Mahon, Anna
Moo, Megha Morganfield,
Tammy Murray, Barry Sides,
John Stephens, Allen Stowell, Rudy Young, Frank Whitenack, Quarter
Moon, Hamhock and Jane Yii.
and drop me a line if you have any comments. .