The Steam Donkeys Present: A Scary Home Companion
by Buck Quigley - posted 3:06 pm, May 15, 2015
This Saturday (5/16) at the Sportsmen’s Tavern, the Steam Donkeys—a Buffalo-based musical act and global think tank—will present the first live broadcast of their new radio program entitled A Scary Home Companion. Combining down home humor with a sprinkling of satirical social commentary, the show will feature original skits like “The Lives of the Plowboys”—which will follow the adventures of Rusty and Righty, two corn pone country youth. Another bit is called “Guy Boudoir: Private Dick”—which will be a send-up of old film noir and radio dramas.
“We wanted to try something completely new and fresh,” said Steam Donkeys front man and spokesperson, Buck Quigley, before a large group of entertainment reporters. “Music will of course remain a big part of the show. As a matter of fact, this week’s guests will be none other than the fabulous Irving Klaws. But we’ll also be featuring a segment called ‘The News from Lake Snobegon,’ where I’ll report on the humorous and heartwarming events in the small fictional town.”
Quigley was then peppered with a flurry of questions from the press:
“Could you tell us what, exactly, is new and original about this radio show?”
“This is a joke, right?”
“Aren’t you afraid you will be sued?”
Unrattled, Quigley responded to his critics: “Look, we’re gonna try it. If it works, it works. If the radio show bombs, we will be trying out our new television project the following afternoon, when we open up for the pride of London (ON), the Rizdales.”
The Rizdales are touring in support of their latest release entitled Blue Ain’t The Word – A Tribute To The Music of Ray Price.
Quigley says the TV program will take the form of an old-fashioned variety show, with lots of country music, dumb jokes, beautiful women lounging around or jumping up and down in calico halter tops and a salute to Quigley’s hometown of Grampian, Pennsylvania, population 356.
“We’re calling it Hoo Haw,” he says.
Saturday night’s radio show begins with the Steam Donkeys at 8:30pm; followed by the Irving Klaws at 10:30pm.
Sunday’s (5/17) television broadcast starts with the Steam Donkeys at 4pm, followed by the Rizdales. Both acts will be joined by a cavalcade of guests including Dee Adams, Dwane Hall, Carl Eddy, and Jim Whitford.