Studio Concert, Recording Session Open to KRCU Listeners


CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Nov. 24, 2008 — On Thursday, Dec. 11, KRCU will offer listeners a chance to sit in on a studio recording, this time with the folk duo “Small Potatoes.”

“Small Potatoes” is Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso, a Chicago-based duo who have been touring on the folk circuit since 1993 in many clubs and coffeehouses across the United States.

The “studio concert” begins at 7 p.m. and will be recorded for later broadcast on Your Folk Connection, heard on KRCU 90.9 FM in Cape Girardeau, KSEF 88.9 FM in Farmington as well as WEIU 88.9 FM in Charleston, Ill. Capacity for this unique engagement is limited to the first 30 registrants who call KRCU at (573) 651-5070. Tickets for the event are $10. Ticket holders should arrive by 6:45 p.m.

Manning and Prezioso call themselves eclecto-maniacs and describe their music as “Celtic to Cowboy” saying it has taken them “years of careful indecision” to come up with a mix of music that ranges from country, blues, and swing to Irish, with songwriting that touches on all of those styles and more. Their two recordings, “Waltz of the Wallflowers” and “Time Flies,” on Wind River Records, cover all these styles.  They both sing, they both play guitars and an array of other instruments.  They even yodel.  Dirty Linen Magazine called them “one of the most polished, inventive, and entertaining shows on the circuit.”

When you see “Small Potatoes” perform, you hear two great voices, some fine guitar playing, and a touch of tin whistle, flute, mandolin, bodhran, and other percussion toys.  Together they present a truly rare blend of vocal and instrumental abilities, award-winning songwriting, and arranging talents.  They have the unique ability to adapt to the style of music they happen to be playing.

KRCU is a National Public Radio member station. The station is located on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University and broadcasts on 90.9 FM, KRCU in Cape Girardeau and 88.9 FM, KSEF in Farmington. More information can found at