Journal 

Town Hall & A Prairie Home Companion 

A Prairie Home Companion high we are all on. Town Hall! New York! It was our fourth time with the show, and the cast and crew are starting to feel like old friends. They are so supportive, and so inspiring to work with. Garrison Keillor keeps upping the ante with us, so yesterdays show was an incredible experience in focus, awareness, and being on the ball. There is nothing like a brilliant creative visionary to push you beyond what you thought you could ever do. And while it was incredibly sad that Pat Donahue had the flu for the show, it got me playing rhythm guitar with the Shoe Band for one number, and wowǃ_ that was a strong cocktail of adrenaline and the present moment. And it also made me realize I gotta practice that fingerstyle country-blues pickinǃ

~ Ruth