Bluegrass and Balloons

Bill and Toni Woodman talked about the former Skunk River Bluehrass Band, as well as about Bluegrass music and musicinas in the region while telling the unusual history of their band -- how their interest in music devloped and how for how it transitioned into diverse things such as hot air ballooning. Great stories about the Bluegrass players in Boone.

    Band members who spoke about the band included:
  • Marty Miller (host)
  • Bill and Toni Woodman
  • Tom Richards
  • Rick Exner


    Reports from the county came from:
  • Molly Nagel from the Upper Story Studio in Story City told us about the Main Street Window Contest
  • Ruth Wiedemeyer told us about a poetry reading and book signing Sunday, October 19, at 2:00 PM in conjunction with the current exhibit at the Octagon Center for the Arts: Defining Ames: 150 Historic People, Places, and Events, 1864-2014, which will be on display until October 25.
  • the Nevada Chamber of Commerce Newsletter announced that comedian Bill Blank will perform at the Talent Factory along with Comedian Tom Garland, “Iowa’s Funny Man” on Friday, October 17 at 8:00 PM. No one under 18 will be permitted.

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Originally broadcast 10/15/2014
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