Stage Fright Remedy to appear on A Prairie Home Companion, live from St. Paul, Minn.
Published 4:08 pm Tuesday, February 15, 2005
By By MARCIA STEFFENS / Niles Daily Star
NILES - Local singer/songwriter duo, Stage Fright Remedy, Rachel and Taylor Clark from Niles, are one of six finalists in the Prairie Home Companion 12 to 20 teen talent search, chosen to perform on the broadcast, Saturday, Feb. 19.
The broadcast will be live from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minn. Locally, the broadcast is carried on WVPE 88.1 at 6 p.m. on Saturday and rebroadcast on Sunday at 10 a.m.
Recently the brother and sister combo appeared at the Riverfront Cafe in Niles, opening for Granian.
They are the children of Doug and Diana Clark of Niles.
Rachel, 20, is a sophomore at Western Michigan University and is studying psychology. Also doing vocals and playing guitar is her borther Taylor, 17, a junior at Niles High School.
The popularity of the acoustic rock and folk musicians has risen due to having their music featured on the web site: Purevolume.com.
The host and producer is Garrison Keillor, one of America's most beloved radio hosts and acclaimed humorists.
Garrison Keillor has been the host of A Prairie Home Companion since 1974 and of The Writer's Almanac since 1996.
A noted author, Garrison has written more than a dozen books, including Lake Wobegon Days, The Book of Guys, Love Me and Homegrown Democrat. He has been honored with numerous awards for his contributions to radio, television and literature, including the National Humanities Medal in 1999 and election to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.