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Tour Video NJPAC - Newark, NJ - 04/17/10 - Prairie Home Companion Battle of the Bands w/ Garrison Keillor
Apr 16

That’s right, we’ll be competing in Prairie Home Companion’s Battle of the Bands this Saturday, April 17th, at 6 PM EST!  We’ll play 2 songs, listeners will be asked to vote for their favorite band and the lucky winners get to play a THIRD song and win a coveted Silver Water Tower trophy!

Here is the link to listen to the show and vote… http://prairiehome.publicradio.org.  This is a huge honor, as we’re all big fans of the show!!  Please vote and feel free to encourage others!

31 Responses to “Prairie Home Companion’s Battle of the Bands this Saturday”

  1. tmac57 Says:

    I’d never heard of your band before, but I just heard your set on PHC, and I was blown away! You got my vote guys.

  2. Yvette Tremblay-Kelly Says:

    Wow! Hearing you guys on Prairie Home put some fun into weeding my flowerbeds, but then I turned around to see our 3-year-old had undressed and was dancing around the yard like a maniac. None of the other bands accomplished that–definitely the most danceable!

  3. jim Says:

    at last a new sound this April Smith!

  4. Jerry Says:

    Congrats!!!! You deserved it. See you at the Brooklyn Bowl in May.

  5. Linda Morse Says:

    I just heard your band on PHC, voted for you AND YOU WON1
    I’m looking forward to following your career and hearing more. PS - I’m 68 and so impressed.

  6. Julianne Larkin Says:

    Just heard the great news(and your great music)! Congrats champs! Please come and play in Chicago soon!

  7. Tom Says:

    Congratulations on the win, great stuff!

  8. Bob Says:

    Congrats! You guys played great! Come back to New Mexico soon!

  9. John Says:

    congratulations on your WIN !

  10. Tom Says:

    Very nice…you have put together a great sound. I voted..you won. My evening is looking up. Maybe there is some order in the universe

  11. Richard Lifton Says:

    Thanks for a great Group! I’m 64 and an old percussionist.
    but I just had to bust out whistling to your music.
    Keep It together!

  12. ThirdGirl Says:

    I see that I’m not the only one who made a beeline here after hearing you perform on “PHC.” Awesome job! I look forward to hearing more.

  13. Marty McGowan Says:

    Congratulations; we met you on the way out. Lots of energy, sound, originality.

  14. listbd Says:

    Awesome job on PCH. Congrats. I voted for you so I win too! :-) I’ll definitely be following you in the future. Come out to Portland sometime.

  15. Feste Says:

    Congratulations! I just dropped by to let you know that you have yet another new fan thanks to your set on a PHC! You deserved every vote you got. I’m gushing; I’ll stop now.

    :D

  16. John Muse Says:

    Another new fan. And congratulations on the win.

  17. Jerome Says:

    What was the name of the third song that you guys played, it was unbelievable!!!!!!

  18. Dave Says:

    Saw you live for the first time at PHC. Absolutely loved it. You had my vote. Can’t wait to see more!!!

  19. Adina Says:

    Hey Jerome - It is unbelievable! It was called Wow and Flutter and it’s on April’s new album “Songs For A Sinking Ship”

  20. Colleen Says:

    My husband and I were at the show last night! The band was fabulous!!! Love your voice, April, and the band’s performance easily earned my vote. Congratulations!!! Hope to see you in Hoboken on 5/22.

  21. Omer Says:

    I was listening, you were very good. I voted for u online for the first time. I hope you would visit us in the Midwest.

  22. Anna Says:

    I really enjoyed listening to you all on the PHC… you got my vote! I love your voice April! You all are so talented and I hope for the best for you all. I hope some day you’ll be able to make your way to Arlington, TX.

  23. Tim Says:

    Congrats! I’m listening now to the re-broadcast of PHC so I can record your song and I’m now purchasing “Sinking Ship” on iTunes.

  24. Wisedwise Says:

    Congrats on your 1st place finish on yesterday’s contest. I will look forward to hearing more from you.

  25. david Says:

    wow… I never listen to that prarie show… happened to be with my father in law, who had it on. April’s voice jumped out of the radio… I wish she were a stock that I could invest in! sign me up! (sorta felt bad for the other bands)

  26. April Smith Says:

    Thanks everyone! It’s really moving to see all of these comments and kind wishes. We can’t thank you enough for listening, voting, buying the album and supporting us in our musical endeavors!!! Hope to see you all out on the road next month….sign the mailing list and we’ll stop in your town :)

    Very truly yours,

    April

  27. Julie Says:

    Just heard OF you today when I heard you on the Prairie Home Companion (only caught the last-Winner’s!- song)—I thought you were fabulous! Very catchy beat and would love to have been there in Jersey (I’m a New Yorker by birth here in Nevada). Congratulations and I hope to be hearing many more great things from you and the band!!

  28. paige Says:

    Listened to phc three times driving across virginia & was never able to stay in range long enough to hear the final part of the second hour!! I did get to hear you fine folks three times though & was really hoping you would win…& you did! Congratulations…hope you make it to charlottesville, va sometime in the future.

  29. karyl Says:

    I just heard you on PHC on my way to Costco. When I came out, it was announced you had won!! You were the best of the bands! By the way, I’m 61 and can only wish you go far with this wonderful, original sound!!!

  30. Patrick Says:

    April, Congrats on the win w/ PHC. We have a local pub that would be perfect for your band. It is Dogfish Head Brewery & Eats in Rehoboth Beach, DE.
    You guys are great!!!

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