A Search for Faith, Family, and Miracles
by Justin Calanoso

Posts Tagged ‘Polecat Creek’

Laurelyn Dossett in Our State magazine, October 2010

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Listen here, listen again

Monday, May 11th, 2009

If you missed A Prairie Home Companion on Saturday night (or Sunday afternoon), you can listen to the podcast here. If you did hear it, you can listen again! Laurelyn has been fielding emails from delighted listeners from across the country, and Polecat Creek CDs are selling well on Amazon and iTunes. They can also be purchased here directly.

My wife, the singer

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

There have been lots of musical milestones in our house in recent years, but perhaps one of the biggest comes this weekend. On Saturday evening, my wife, Laurelyn Dossett, and her singing partner, Karen Sickenberger, will sing on the iconic public radio program A Prairie Home Companion with famed radio host, storyteller and author Garrison Keillor. We have been listening to this program for nearly 25 years, and this week, at the new Durham Performing Arts Center, Laurelyn and Karen, as Polecat Creek, will share the stage and sing to a radio audience of millions. The show airs at 6 p.m. on a public radio station near you.

This will actually be the third time Polecat Creek has performed with Keillor. The other two times, in Greensboro (shown here, Laurelyn on the left) and Winston-Salem, they opened for one of his non-radio storytelling events. Their harmonies caught his attention at the Wake Forest gig last fall and an invitation to APC followed soon after.

UPDATE: Our alma mater, Penn State University, helps spread the word — here. Thanks Tina.

My wife, the musician

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

My wife, songwriter Laurelyn Dossett, has a new web site, which is here and worth checking out. Next month when we’re both in New York, I have a couple of book talks and she has a couple of performances. Not together, but still — we’re both looking forward to it.

Singing in Harvey’s Kitchen

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Harvey’s Kitchen presents Laurelyn Dossett singing a song so new it doesn’t even have a name yet. Scott Manring is on guitar.

For more video from Harvey’s Kitchen, click here.

Now starring

Sunday, October 12th, 2008


I tend to keep this blog focused fairly narrowly on my book and themes related to it.  Sometimes, though, you just need to look elsewhere — like to the web site of our good friend and amazing photographer Abigail Seymour, who happened to shoot some stunning photographs of singer, songwriter Laurelyn Dossett, my wife and (not to lose focus) an important character in My Cousin the Saint.