In the old days, Rollin used to write and perform a weekly comedy sketch for CBC Radio called The View From Greenfield. The “fame” which this brought him led to the opportunity to turn the Greenfield sketches into a live show, which Rollin performed across the country. Then one day a concert presenter requested that Rollin bring his show to Virden, Manitoba, but also requested that he bring a back up band for the musical part of his performance. So immediately Rollin set out to find a suitable band and the result was Rollin Penner and The Traveling Medicine Show. Their debut album, This and That, was released this past September.