Across the Prairie: Archived Shows

Across the Prairie airs on Sunday evenings at 7:00 on The Wombat, WMBT-FM 90.1. If you miss the live show, you can check here to find the recordings of all the shows. Bear with us – it might take a few days to update this page with the latest recordings.

ATP April 14, 2024

Your host Cathy DeWitt invites Wombat founder Wayne Irwin into the studio to guest host and tell the story of the upcoming Wombash 24. Wayne shares the music of the artists coming to the event, including, Idylwild Band, Jordan Burchel, Sooza, Edan Archer, Coffee Project, Michael Claytor, Ricky Kendall, and What It Is.

Cathy DeWitt
Cathy DeWitt
ATP April 14, 2024
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ATP April 7, 2024

This show honors Gamble Rogers and the upcoming Gamble Rogers Folk Festival, starting with music from Gamble himself. Folks who will be performing there are featured, including Elisabeth Williamson, Ron & Bari Duo, John Jorgensen, The Krickets, Doug Spears, Patchwork Girls, Chuck Hardwick, and plenty more.

Across the Prairie
Cathy DeWitt
ATP April 7, 2024
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ATP March 31, 2024

On this episode, your faithful host Cathy DeWitt assembles a show centered around women artists. A few of the impactful women you’ll hear include Bonnie Raitt, Rickie Lee Jones, Macy Gray, Nina Simone, Barbara Streisand, Amy Winehouse, Linda Ronstadt, Aretha Franklin, and Anna Moo. A surprise guest host steps in for a set, too!

Across the Prairie
Cathy DeWitt
ATP March 31, 2024
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ATP March 24, 2024

In this episode, your host Cathy DeWitt invites Mick Marino to co-host and help curate the show. Together they present a selection of local performers, including the music of Ric Kaestner, Kellie Rucker, Fagan Arouh, Michael Beasley, Mark Miale, David Ottenberg, and more.

Cathy DeWitt
Cathy DeWitt
ATP March 24, 2024
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ATP February 25, 2024

This episode features a compendium of songwriters and song interpreters from both near and far, including Quincy Flint, Don David, Kimberly LeCouteur, Mark Smith, Richie Havens, the Random Kats, Patchwork, and Michael Beasley.

Across the Prairie
Cathy DeWitt
ATP February 25, 2024
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ATP February 18, 2024

Your host Cathy DeWitt takes you on a journey to the moon, with a program of songs about that romantic orb. Treat your ears to music by Nat King Cole, Peggy Lee, The Neville Brothers, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, Billie Holiday, and our distant pals dancing Light.

Cathy DeWitt
Cathy DeWitt
ATP February 18, 2024
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ATP February 11, 2024

This is a show about love. Cathy shares this gaggle of heavenly voices of love, including Tony Bennett, Stevie Wonder, Mary Elaine Mahon, Ricky Kendall, Jimmy Buffet, Carole King, Rachael Price, Chrissie Hynde, and James Taylor.

Chrissie Hynde
Cathy DeWitt
ATP February 11, 2024
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ATP February 4, 2024

This week hear a conversation with raconteur Greg Tamblyn as he and Cathy explore his unique ability to write both funny and poignant songs. Cathy also shares the music of Ajamu Mutima, Keb Mo, and Mavis Staples. For a jazzy moment, you’ll hear cuts from the latest albums of Larry Newcomb and Cathy herself!

Across the Prairie
Cathy DeWitt
ATP February 4, 2024
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ATP January 28, 2024

This episode features music from local and national artists who are playing in town, including Acoustic Eidolon, Jack Williams, and Michael Marino. You’ll also hear from two musical geniuses who write, arrange, and play all the instruments on their recordings: Fagan Arouh and Chris Breetveld.

Across the Prairie
Cathy DeWitt
ATP January 28, 2024
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ATP January 21, 2024

This episode features an in-depth interview with award-winning songwriter and performer Louisa Branscomb. Also on this show, the original music of local bass players David Ottenberg and Ron Thomas, along with a piece by Janet Rucker that features Jake Newcomb on bass.

Cathy DeWitt
Cathy DeWitt
ATP January 21, 2024
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ATP January 14, 2024

Here’s the first episode of our new season, celebrating freedom in honor of MLK day, and featuring music from local and national heroes both here and gone, including Michael Claytor, Ricky Kendall, Bob McPeek, and David Roth.

Across the Prairie
Cathy DeWitt
ATP January 14, 2024
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ATP May 28, 2023

On this last show of the season, Cathy DeWitt presents some of her favorite artists, including Dave Brubeck, Mary Elaine Mahon, Carmen McRae, and Stephan Grapelli. The last segment of the show features a guest host who picks a few favorites: Bob McPeek, Chrissie Hind and The Pretenders, and Cathy herself!

Across the Prairie
Cathy DeWitt
ATP May 28, 2023
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ATP May 21, 2023

This show is dedicated to the Florida Folk Festival. You’ll hear Grant Livingston, John McEuen, Mindy Simmons, Tom Shed, Mary Z Cox, and Grant Peeples. Cathy has an in-depth conversation with Tom Shed that includes a few wonderful story gems about the history of this long-running festival.

Cathy DeWitt
Cathy DeWitt
ATP May 21, 2023
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ATP May 14, 2023

This episode honors our dear departed pal Doug Gauss, and gives you a glimpse into Gainesville’s new Hogtown Opry with an interview with producer Bill Killeen. Cathy and Bill listen to and talk about Louisa Branscomb, Wil Maring, Anna Marie Kirkpatrick, Nancy Luca, and the Patchwork Girls.

Cathy DeWitt
Cathy DeWitt
ATP May 14, 2023
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ATP May 7, 2023

This episode features a conversation with Wayne Irwin, founder of Wombat Radio. You’ll hear about the upcoming Wombash 23 and all bands who will be there, including Little Jake & The Soul Searchers, Sister Hazel, Morningbell, Jordan Burchel Band, Avi Bortnick, The Ones to Blame, The Sooza Brass Band, and What It Is.

Cathy DeWitt
Cathy DeWitt
ATP May 7, 2023
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ATP April 30, 2023

This episode offers a line-up to honor local musical happenings and International Jazz Appreciation Month. You’ll hear Mavis Staples, Willie Nelson, Fagan Arouh, Louisa Branscomb, Jane Monheit, Ella and Louie, and John and Bucky Pizzarelli.

Across the Prairie
Cathy DeWitt
ATP April 30, 2023
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ATP April 23, 2023

This week your host Cathy DeWitt presents a show all about the idea of home. Plenty of artists have written on the subject, and you’ll hear from Karla Bonhoff, Dizzy Gillespie, Bonnie Raitt, Quincy Jones, Randy Newman, Doc and Merle Watson, and Faith Rivera.

Across the Prairie
Cathy DeWitt
ATP April 23, 2023
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ATP April 17, 2022

This show honors Earth Day, and features songs about the beauty and joy of being on our planet. Hear tunes from Elisabeth Williamson and Gatorbone Trio, Jack Williams, Janet Rucker, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Doug Gauss, and David Roth – and many other Earthlings!

Earth
Cathy DeWitt
ATP April 17, 2022
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ATP April 9, 2023

This show highlights local artists, both here and gone. You’ll hear the music of two men we just lost: Tom Leadon and Alan Stowell. RIP to these fine musicians and human beings. And we showcase a few lads with recent album releases: Michael Beasley and his band Rosewater Blue, Mick Marino, and Eric Diamond.

Cathy DeWitt
Cathy DeWitt
ATP April 9, 2023
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ATP March 26, 2023

It’s mutiny on the prairie! Cathy is surprised by a guest interviewer. Along with their conversation, you’ll hear tunes from several local jazz all-stars, including Taylor Roberts, Nick DeCarlis, and Larry Newcomb, plus cross-over artists like Rickie Lee Jones, Norah Jones, and Mark O’Connor.

Across the Prairie
Cathy DeWitt
ATP March 26, 2023
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ATP March 19, 2023

This episode takes you on a river journey, with watery tunes from Audrey Hepburn, Jimmy Cliff, Henry Mancini, Olivia Rodrigo, Willie Nelson, Molly Tuttle, and Joni Mitchell. This is a literal and metaphorical journey down the rivers we know and love.

Across the Prairie
Cathy DeWitt
ATP March 19, 2023
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ATP March 12, 2023

This episode features a remembrance of composer Burt Bacharach’s incredible career. You’ll hear his tunes sung by Dionne Warwick, Lani Hall, Herb Alpert, Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66, and Elvis Costello. Cathy adds a bit of spice to the show with tunes by Raquel Welch & Cher, Richie Havens, Edan Archer, and James Taylor.

Burt Bacharach
Cathy DeWitt
ATP March 12, 2023
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ATP March 5, 2023

This show highlights the players and songwriting contest winners from the upcoming Will McLean Festival. You’ll hear from Will himself, along with Grant Livingston, Doug Spears, Amy Carol Webb, Casey and Chris: the Two Stringers, Dale Crider, and Grant Peeples.

Will McLean
Cathy DeWitt
ATP March 5, 2023
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ATP February 12, 2023

Here is a show filled with new and classic songs of love. Immerse yourself in the sounds of Dianne Reeves, Brandi Carlile and Allison Russell, Dena DeRose, Sting, and the amazing duo of Ella Fitzgerald and Louie Armstrong.

Across the Prairie
Cathy DeWitt
ATP February 12, 2023
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ATP February 5, 2023

This episode takes you on a journey to Beacon, NY for an interview with the late great Pete Seeger. The trail also wanders through the music of Janet Rucker, Ray Charles, Acoustic Eidolon, Otis Redding, and Edan Archer.

Pete Seeger
Cathy DeWitt
ATP February 5, 2023
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ATP January 29, 2023

This episode features tunes from local legend David Ottenberg’s new album “Unmasked Heart,” global legends David Crosby, Tommy Emmanuel, and Doc Watson, and the amazing harp-guitarist Muriel Anderson.

David Ottenberg
Cathy DeWitt
ATP January 29, 2023
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ATP January 22, 2023

This episode features an interview with global singer and raconteur David Roth. You’ll hear some of David’s incredible back story, along with plenty of his evocative, award-winning music. Sprinkled in there are tunes by veteran songwriters Sloane Wainwright, Penny Nichols, and David Beede.

Cathy DeWitt
Cathy DeWitt
ATP January 22, 2023
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ATP January 8, 2023

This episode is a show about peace, love, and understanding. Embrace the sounds of Dionne Warwick, Dolly Parton, The Beach Boys, The Troggs, Ricky Kendall, and of course Elvis Costello.

Across the Prairie
Cathy DeWitt
ATP January 8, 2023
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ATP January 1, 2023

This show includes a feature about the team that embraced Bob McPeek’s song “From Rosewood to Redemption” and reworked it to reach a new audience. Hear Bob’s original version of the song, the new version, and interviews with the players: Lanard Perry, David Richardson, and Joy Banks of the 1000 Voices choir.

Joy Banks
Cathy DeWitt
ATP January 1, 2023
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ATP December 25, 2022

This episode has a special Christmas flavor for you. Local legends, both near and far, bringing their heartfelt tunes include Anna Moo, Taylor Roberts, and HuDost, along with The Drifters, Claire Lynch, and the dreamy Peggy Lee.

Across the Prairie
Cathy DeWitt
ATP December 25, 2022
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ATP December 18, 2022

Jump into the season with a duet by David Bowie and Bing Crosby, dig the groove with Smokey Robinson, float along with Alison Krauss and Yo-Yo Ma, lift off with the Sweetback Sisters, believe the Barenaked Ladies, and know that John Lennon gets it right with Happy Xmas (War is Over).

Across the Prairie
Cathy DeWitt
ATP December 18, 2022
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ATP December 11, 2022

In this episode, you’ll hear songs to celebrate the return of the light and the Winter Solstice Celebration put on by the Veterans For Peace, featuring Quartermoon Band. And we honor old friends like Greg Webb and Kiki Carter, and musicians no longer with us, including Nanci Griffith, our own Lennie Kesl, Christine McVie, and […]

Across the Prairie
Cathy DeWitt
ATP December 11, 2022
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ATP December 4, 2022

This episode features the music of the fiddle. You’ll hear Mark O’Connor, our own Tammy Ann Murray, Vassar Clements, Stéphane Grappelli, and a rare recording of a very young Andrew Cook playing along with his mentor George Custer,

Stephan Grapelli
Cathy DeWitt
ATP December 4, 2022
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ATP November 27, 2022

This is the travelogue episode of Across the Prairie, featuring tunes that depict life on the road, or specific locations that bring joy. You’ll hear Jack Williams, Peter, Paul, and Mary, The Ashley Gang, Paul Simon and the great Eva Cassidy.

Eva Cassidy
Cathy DeWitt
ATP November 27, 2022
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ATP November 20, 2022

This week on Across the Prairie, the theme is Gratitude. Your host Cathy DeWitt curates a lineup of artists whose songs express thanks and appreciation, from bluegrass to pop to rhythm and blues. Look out, the banjo set includes our local legend Tom Shed!

Across the Prairie
Cathy DeWitt
ATP November 20, 2022
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ATP November 13, 2022

This week’s Across the Prairie show pays tribute to our pal Bob McPeek – a writer, scientist, musician, producer, songwriter, and a true mensch. We gathered interviews your host Cathy DeWitt did with Bob earlier this year, and added a few of his recordings, including some from his latest album “Mixing Metaphors.”

Cathy DeWitt
Cathy DeWitt
ATP November 13, 2022
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ATP November 6, 2022

In this episode ATP returns from the summer break. You’ll hear your host Cathy DeWitt’s interview with Quincy Flint about the upcoming Duckpond Porch Music Festival. Quincy performs a new song live in the studio, and Cathy adds more music from performers at the festival, including Dan Stepp and the Wire Birds, and Kimberly LeCouteur.

Quincy Flint
Cathy DeWitt
ATP November 6, 2022
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ATP May 29, 2022

In this last episode of the season, your host Cathy DeWitt plays a few of her favorite artists, including Paul Simon, Dave Brubeck, Carmen McRae, and Mark Johnson.

Across the Prairie
Cathy DeWitt
ATP May 29, 2022
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ATP May 22, 2022

This Florida Folk Festival episode features an interview with raconteur Tom Shed. He reveals the 411 on the 70th anniversary of this iconic festival. You’ll hear music from many folks who will be there, including John McEuen, Firewater Tent Revival, Red and Chris Henry, Tom himself, and Patchwork.

Florida Folk Festival
Cathy DeWitt
ATP May 22, 2022
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ATP May 8, 2022

This Mother’s Day episode features an in-depth interview with HuDost: Moksha Sommer and Jamal Wade Hines. And you’ll hear music from local luminaries like Bob McPeek and Michael Claytor. Hear all the shows in the ATP Archives.

HuDost
Cathy DeWitt
ATP May 8, 2022
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ATP May 1, 2022

This is the Mother’s Day preview episode, featuring songs by and about mothers, including tunes from Dolly Parton, Kacey Musgraves, James Brown, Ozzy Osbourne, and The Supremes.

Cathy DeWitt
Cathy DeWitt
ATP May 1, 2022
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ATP April 17, 2022

This show honors Earth Day, and features songs about the beauty and joy of being on our planet. Hear tunes from Elisabeth Williamson and Gatorbone Trio, Jack Williams, Janet Rucker, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Doug Gauss, and David Roth – and many other Earthlings!

Earth
Cathy DeWitt
ATP April 17, 2022
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ATP April 3, 2022

In this episode we dive into the music of The Beatles, as uniquely interpreted by a broad range of artists, including Lake Street Dive, Petula Clark, Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66, The Carpenters, Hayseed Dixie, and Amy Winehouse, plus a whole lot more.

The Beatles
Cathy DeWitt
ATP April 3, 2022
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ATP March 27, 2022

On this show we explore some beautiful rivers, both literal and metaphorical, and the music they inspired. Jimmy Cliff, Joni Mitchell, Olivia Rodrigo, and Henry Mancini are just a few of our guides.

Cathy DeWitt
Cathy DeWitt
ATP March 27, 2022
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ATP March 6, 2022

This episode features songs that have won the Will McLean Festival’s Best New Florida Song Contest. You’ll hear from winners past and present, and a bit of the master himself, Will McLean: Florida’s Black Hat Troubador.

Will McLean
Cathy DeWitt
ATP March 6, 2022
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ATP February 27, 2022

This episode features players who appear at many of the Spring music festivals, including Donna the Buffalo, Elaine Mahon, and Maggie Clifford. And you’ll hear a special tribute to our dear departed friend Mindy Simmons.

Mindy Simmons
Cathy DeWitt
ATP February 27, 2022
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ATP February 20, 2022

Stroll down memory lane in this episode featuring interviews from the ATP archives. You’ll hear Cathy talking with Mark Johnson and Chuck Levy, the late Ajamu Mutima, Lisa Firestone, and Ranger Doug from Riders in the Sky.

Across the Prairie
Cathy DeWitt
ATP February 20, 2022
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ATP February 13, 2022

This episode features an in-depth interview with the fabulous Bob McPeek. Cathy and Bob talk about his long musical history, leading up to the release of his new record, “Mixing Metaphors.”

Bob McPeek
Cathy DeWitt
ATP February 13, 2022
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ATP February 6, 2022

This episode is dedicated to songs about the moon!

Cathy DeWitt
Cathy DeWitt
ATP February 6, 2022
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ATP January 30, 2022

This episode features old and new friends on the music scene, including Mark Smith, Ricky Kendall, and Small Potatoes.

Across the Prairie
Cathy DeWitt
ATP January 30, 2022
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ATP January 23, 2022

This episode features innovative covers of well-known tunes, including those of Joni Mitchell, Sting, Marvin Gaye, Hoagy Carmichael, Michael Jackson, and The Beatles.

Run C&W
Cathy DeWitt
ATP January 23, 2022
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ATP January 16, 2022

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday this show features songs of love, peace, and dreams.

Cathy DeWitt
Cathy DeWitt
ATP January 16, 2022
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ATP January 9, 2022

Coming to us from the cold winds of Kansas, this episode features an interview with songster and comedian Greg Tamblyn, who performs in Gainesville this week.

Greg Tamblyn
Cathy DeWitt
ATP January 9, 2022
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ATP January 2, 2022

This episode features an interview with singer/songwriter Danielle DeCosmo, and a tribute to Tuck Tucker.

Danielle DeCosmo
Cathy DeWitt
ATP January 2, 2022
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ATP December 26, 2021

Florida songs for the turning of the year, including Amy Carol Webb.

Across the Prairie
Cathy DeWitt
ATP December 26, 2021
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ATP December 19, 2021

Welcome to the unusual holiday song episode!

Across the Prairie
Cathy DeWitt
ATP December 19, 2021
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ATP December 12, 2021

Our pal Bill Hutchinson is interviewed in this episode, and you'll hear a tune from Lennie Kesl.

Bill Hutchinson
Cathy DeWitt
ATP December 12, 2021
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ATP December 5, 2021

Bluegrass and Florida songs are features in this episode.

Across the Prairie
Cathy DeWitt
ATP December 5, 2021
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ATP November 28, 2021

This episode features an interview with Kim LeCouteur.

Kin LeCouteur
Cathy DeWitt
ATP November 28, 2021
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ATP November 21, 2021

The theme of gratitude runs through all the songs in this episode.

Across the Prairie
Cathy DeWitt
ATP November 21, 2021
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