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Tom Brosseau

Host, The Great American Folk Show

Tom Brosseau is a folksinger and songwriter from North Dakota, and host of The Great American Folk Show on Prairie Public.

  • "North Dakota Here's To You" by former Fargo Central High School music director Leon C. Sorlien was a finalist in a 1958 North Dakota song competition — along with the classic, “You Oughta Go Ta North Dakota.” Tom Brosseau writes about the competition, about Sorlien, and interviews Sorlien's former student.
  • Tom Brosseau shares an essay on Nancy Tangen, a former North Dakota TV personality and Miss North Dakota 1970.
  • Many who grew up in North Dakota are familiar with the song “You Oughta Go Ta North Dakota” — it has been commonly taught in elementary schools and sung by choirs across the state for decades. Great American Folk Show host Tom Brosseau digs into the song's history.