CHIPS Quartet on Garage Logic
Thursday, August 31, 2006

On Thursday, August 31, 2006, the CHIPS Quartet was invited to sing live on Minnesota's largest local talk radio show, Garage Logic with Joe Soucheray. It was in conjunction with the quartet's appearance in the semifinals of the Minnesota State Fair Talent Contest. (Joe likes to invite all sorts of performers to his State Fair shows.)

CHIPS performed a song that Joe often plays on his show, "God Bless America," only this time with four-part harmony and with an introduction verse that many people hadn't heard. We went on to sing one of their contest songs that would resonate with Garage Logic listeners, "Can You Tame Wild Women?", proving that things haven't changed much since the song was written in 1912.

After answering questions about the quartet and about barbershop harmony, we got to close our 15-minute segment with "Darkness on the Delta." We had some tuning trouble with the unusual mikes and lack of monitors, so it wasn't our best performance -- but hey, we got some barbershop harmony out there on the airwaves!

Garage Logic is broadcast out of AM1500-KSTP in the Twin Cities, and is rebroadcast to 21 other stations around Minnesota and western Wisconsin, including AM880-WMEQ in Menomonie. Thanks to Tony Laundrie for recording the MP3 from the Internet broadcast, and to Tara Burr for taking the photos!

Left to right: Tom Arneberg (baritone), Jerry O'Brien
(tenor), Joe Soucheray (radio host), Randy Knaack
(lead), Rod Bailey (bass).

Listen to the MP3 recording (6.1 MB)

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