Welcome to the Prairieland Pickers

This site was last updated  05/26/19 

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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 assisted living facilities, nursing homes, hospitals, special events, county fairs, churches, 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 Prairieland Picker Players

  Left to right: Dee Newberry, Leatha Newberry, Sue Borcherding, Sherry Watson, Tom Watson

Tom, Sherry, Sue, Leatha, Dee

These are the instruments we play

Mountain Dulcimers, Banjo Dulcimer, Mandolin, Guitar, Bass, Harmonica, Strompf Fiddle, Recorder



Give us a call to come play some music that will be sure to entertain your crowd.

 Call Sue at 618-704-5238


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. 























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                                         Group pictures courtesy of the Ballard Nature Center in Altamont, Illinois

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