Welcome to the Prairieland Pickers

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We are the Prairieland Pickers; from Central Illinois in St. Elmo and Altamont; between Effingham-Vandalia (we call it Prairieland). 

We play mainly folk music and gospel music for nursing homes, hospitals, special events, and others when requested.

We have been playing music for 15+ years, playing music geared towards the older generation.  We have also played at the Illinois State Fair 5 years in a row.

"You got time to breathe, you got time for music." 

See if we are available:     View Calendar

 Then call Sue at 618-704-5238

    The Appalachian Mountain Dulcimer Players


  Sue Borcherding              Leatha Newberry         Sherry Watson



Joe Clark was a famous Dulcimer player many years ago. 

One song we play is called "Old Joe Clark."


This is an old barn in Cripple Creek Colorado.

One of the songs we play is called "Cripple Creek"

This town got it's name because there is a steep creek

where cattle crossed and they frequently would fall

and become crippled. 


        Guitar                       Mandolin


                                   Tom Watson

              Bass Player                    


              Dee Newberry






Notice the song is written in dulcimer tablature.



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