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Four Hired Hands
WLS National Barn Dance

About The Group

The group came to WLS from Gary, Indiana around 1937 or so. They played guitars, harmonicas, accordion, jug and spoons.

The group saw some personnel changes with the addition of Dan Jacks and Al Vlodek in 1938, replacing Don and Beany.

Timeline and Trivia Notes

Group Members included:

  • Fred LaCabe (Beany)
  • Tony Pacione (Pitchy)
  • Don Giacolett (Don)
  • Ben Pigotti (Blinky)
  • In 1938, Dan Jacks
  • In 1938, Al Vlodek

Appearance History This Month

 
February 1, 1937
Capitol Theatre
Madison, WI
WLS On Parade
 
February 2, 1937
Capitol Theatre
Madison, WI
WLS On Parade
 
February 7, 1937
Parish House
Chicago, IL
WLS Artists
 
February 7, 1937
Parish House
Chicago, IL
WLS Artists
 
February 11, 1937
Grove Theatre
Chicago, IL
WLS National Barn Dance
 
February 16, 1937
Caldwell Theatre
St. Joseph, MI
WLS On Parade
 
February 21, 1937
Star City School Gym (Evening Only)
Star City, IN
WLS Merry-Go-Round
 
February 21, 1937
High School Gym (Matinee Only)
Hartford City, IN
WLS National Barn Dance
 
February 25, 1937
Ritz Theatre
Tipton, IN
WLS On Parade
 
February 8, 1938
Liberty Theatre
Libertyville, IL
WLS National Barn Dance
 
February 10, 1938
Melrose Theater
Melrose Park, IL
WLS National Barn Dance
 
February 13, 1938
High School Auditorium
Hamilton, OH
WLS National Barn Dance
 
February 20, 1938
LaFayette Armory
Lafayette, IN
WLS On Parade
 
February 22, 1938
Bel-Park Theater
Chicago, IL
WLS National Barn Dance Show
 
February 27, 1938
High School Auditorium
Janesville, WI
WLS National Barn Dance

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