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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

January 7, 1937
Adler Theatre
Marshfield, WI
WLS Smile-A-While Gang
January 10, 1937
Bijou Theatre
Abingdon, IL
WLS On Parade
January 12, 1937
Roxy Theatre
Mounds, IL
WLS Barn Dance (1937 Edition)
January 13, 1937
Champaign Junior High School Gym
Champaign, IL
WLS On Parade
January 14, 1937
Effingham Theatre
Effingham, IL
WLS Barn Dance (1937 Edition)
January 16, 1937
Princeton Theatre
Princeton, IN
WLS On Parade
January 17, 1937
Memorial Hall
Lima, OH
WLS National Barn Dance
January 20, 1937
Jefferson Theatre
Goshen, IN
WLS On Parade
January 21, 1937
Mc Clean County Service Co. Meeting
Bloomington, IL
WLS Artists
January 22, 1937
College Gym
Shelbyville, IL
WLS Artists
January 27, 1937
Orpheum Theatre
Galesburg, IL
WLS National Barn Dance (1937 Edition)
January 28, 1937

Eureka, IL
WLS National Barn Dance
January 31, 1937
Capitol Theatre
Madison, WI
WLS On Parade
January 9, 1938
Capitol Theater
Clinton, IN
WLS National Barn Dance

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