Sunday, June 10, 2018

Yodeling in a Windsor Hot Spot

The Sunlight Restaurant at 103 Poquonock Avenue was a popular place to go in town for good food and good music in the late 1940’s.


Al’s Prairie Troubadours yodeled, played cowboy songs, and music for square dancing, every Friday night. It is unclear if Al chose the name “Prairie Troubadours” from the nickname earned by the major American poet Vachel Lindsay after he completed three walking tours of America in 1906, 1908, and 1912, during which he traded his poetry for food and lodging.
Today, 103 Poquonock Avenue is occupied by The Tobacco Shed Café. Chances are there is little to no yodeling heard there on Friday nights!

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