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Rich Dworsky

February 6, 2003 |

Dear Mr. Keillor:

Could you tell me a little bit about the shy-sounding fellow with the sweet voice who sings the "Ketchup" song on Prairie Home Companion? Thanks.

Donna Holmes Parks

Donna, that's our music director and piano-player, Mr. Rich Dworsky, seated at the Steinway grand, a talented fellow who composes, arranges, and accompanies, and improvises all the underscore for the scripts. He's been with us full-time for about ten years and made his first appearance on the show about twenty years ago. A CD of his original compositions for PHC, "So Near And Dear To Me," came out in the fall. His musical tastes cover most of the waterfront and he can fake anything at the drop of a hat, but he's particularly fond of Latin music (he's a salsa dancer and fluent in Spanish) and he's got a great feel for gospel music.

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