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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

July 11, 1937
Lawford Theatre
Havana, IL
WLS National Barn Dance (1937 Edition)
July 14, 1937
Rialto Theatre
Joliet, IL
WLS On Parade
July 15, 1937
Genessee Theatre
Waukegan , IL
WLS National Barn Dance (1937 Edition)
July 18, 1937
Momence Theatre
Momence, IL
WLS Smile-A-While Gang

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