Topsy Chapman and Butch Thompson on PHC
This week on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, they’re kicking off a five-week homestand in Saint Paul, Minnesota with a live broadcast from The Fitzgerald Theater. With special guests, big-voiced vocalist Topsy Chapman and PHC’s good friend Butch Thompson and His New Orleans Orphans. Plus, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, The Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band, and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.
Enjoy this live broadcast performance of A Prairie Home Companion February 2, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. (with an encore Sunday, February 3 at 11:00 a.m.) on WCVE Public Radio.
Topsy Chapman, who has performed for presidents and royalty, has received rave reviews from the New York Times, Variety and the New York Post, and has appeared in such publications as Time, Jet, Ebony, and Essence. At the same time, her humility and genuine caring have endeared her to generations of New Orleans musicians. Topsy Chapman is quite simply one of New Orleans’ living musical treasures.
Butch Thompson is one of the world’s top jazz and ragtime performers, a concert artist who connects easily with his audience as he gives them a personally guided tour of a rich American tradition. With dazzling technique and engaging commentary, Butch establishes a rapport that makes any concert hall seem intimate.