Tom Keith: Sound Effects Man (A Prairie Home Companion)

Tom Keith: Sound Effects Man (A Prairie Home Companion)

by Garrison Keillor, Tom Keith, Ensemble Cast
     
 

Tom Keith had a wonderful ear for sound and beautiful sense of comic timing.  As a schoolboy imitator of birds, livestock, and people being punched in the face, he had natural abilities that pointed to a career in the Live Radio Sound Effects Production Industry. But by the time he graduated from the University of Minnesota in the late ’60s, that

Overview

Tom Keith had a wonderful ear for sound and beautiful sense of comic timing.  As a schoolboy imitator of birds, livestock, and people being punched in the face, he had natural abilities that pointed to a career in the Live Radio Sound Effects Production Industry. But by the time he graduated from the University of Minnesota in the late ’60s, that once well-traveled career path was deserted. Tom joined the Marines instead, and he learned to mimic helicopters and do seven different kinds of explosion.  Still there were no jobs, so he took an engineering post, babysitting a public radio transmitter while a tall, quiet writer tried to turn his imaginary world into a show. Tom was enlisted as an accomplice and immediately found his calling, eventually entertaining millions as the regular sound-effects man for A Prairie Home Companion.

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“Keith’s sound effects spark the imagination—and lots of laughter.”
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611747966
Publisher:
HighBridge Company
Publication date:
08/07/2012
Edition description:
Original radio broadcast; 1 hour
Pages:
60
Sales rank:
889,665
Product dimensions:
4.94(w) x 5.56(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

As the host of A Prairie Home Companion for over forty years, Garrison Keillor has captivated millions of listeners with his News from Lake Wobegon monologues. He has been honored with Grammy, ACE, and George Foster Peabody awards, the National Humanities Medal, and election to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
St. Paul, Minnesota
Date of Birth:
August 7, 1942
Place of Birth:
Anoka, Minnesota
Education:
B.A., University of Minnesota, 1966

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