Jeff and Carrie Ketterman are a husband and wife team that have been entertaining around the midwest for several years now. Many times the couple portrays Lucille Ball and Dezi Arnaz in their "Tribute to I Love Lucy" show, which they have performed in several states at festivals, parks, retirement homes and civic events. The couple also has two bands that they travel with at times. Rosie and the Rockabillies is an old-time rock 'n roll band that covers songs from the 1950s through 1970s. Their Tin Pan Alley Cats band is geared toward swing and jazz music, reminiscent of the 1920s and 1930s.
Their latest production, "The Music That Helped Win the War”, now covers music from the early 1940s, along with actual radio news reports from World War II. The show is a bit of a history lesson, interweaving musical numbers, chronologically, from the beginning of the war in 1940 to the end in 1945. Carrie and Jeff portray some of that time period's most popular singers, such as: Judy Garland, The Andrew Sisters, Bing Crosby, Vera Lynn, Vaugn Monroe and Kitty Kalen, just to name a few.
The music, historic radio news clips, and historic video clips from that part of our past makes for a great trip back in time, remembering the sacrifices made and the victories that are eventually celebrated. The couple will be bringing "The Music That Helped Win the War” to The Indiana Military Museum on Saturday, September 3, as part of the museum’s annual World War 2 Labor Day weekend event.