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Small Potatoes Named Best of Bound for Glory


At the October 1, 2000 edition of Bound for Glory, host and founder Phil Shapiro announced that the Illinois-based folk duo "Small Potatoes" has won the Second Annual Best of Bound for Glory Award.  The award recognizes the fan favorite from the recently concluded 33rd season of Bound for Glory, a Sunday night staple on WVBR-FM, Ithaca, and North America's longest running live folk concert broadcast.  The winner was chosen by members of the Friends of Bound for Glory.

Small Potatoes draws upon a wide musical vocabulary, including elements of Celtic, cowboy, folk, Irish, country, Cajun, jazz and Latin musics, to create a sound that is uniquely their own. The duo of Rich Prezioso (vocals, mandolin, guitar) and Jaquie Manning (vocals, guitar, percussion, whistles) played at Bound for Glory's landmark 1,000th live show on February 6, 2000. They have released three albums, the most recent two on Wind River Records: "Time Flies", and "Waltz of the Wallflowers".

Upon hearing the award, Manning commented, "The people that are there are just so wonderful and so energetic that it's impossible to NOT do a good show for you guys.  That was great.  We had a great time."

Prezioso, delighted, said, "This is a red letter day".

Shapiro was all smiles.  "The members of the Friends of Bound for Glory have great taste.  Last year's award went to Mustard's Retreat, this year's to Small Potatoes.  Neither of these duos is among the most famous of the Bound for Glory performers, but both are on my short list of favorites. Super!"

WVBR's Bound for Glory, now in its 34th year, broadcasts live from the Café at Anabel Taylor Hall at Cornell University on Sunday nights from 8 to 11.  Performers play live sets at 8:30, 9:30 and 10:30 PM.  During Cornell breaks, Phil Shapiro plays classic and modern folk albums from WVBR's studios. Bound for Glory may be heard on WVBR-FM, 93.5 and 105.5, and also live over the internet at





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