How could we not have Valentines on our February 14 show? No way. But which valentines to include? Good ones, of course, and ones that really persuade the Beloved that he or she is truly loved.
That's why we asked for your submissions in our Valentine's Day poem and song contest and you did not disappoint. The deadline has passed, however, so listen to the Valentine's Day show, and hear the best of the nearly 2,000 submissions we received.
Lovingly selected from the earliest archives of A Prairie Home Companion, this heirloom collection represents the music from earliest years of the now legendary show: 1974–1976. With songs and tunes from jazz pianist Butch Thompson, mandolin maestro Peter Ostroushko, Dakota Dave Hull and the first house band, The Powdermilk Biscuit Band (Adam Granger, Bob Douglas and Mary DuShane).