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   with Garrison Keillor

Mingle, Merge, Mill, Jostle Gently, and Flock Together

Aoife O'Donovan
Aoife O'Donovan

August 30, 2014
This week, our cast and crew are readjusting to Central Time after the 2014 APHC cruise and gearing up for our return to the Minnesota State Fair grandstand (recorded Friday, August 29th for broadcast the next evening). With special guests, transcendent vocalist Aoife O'Donovan, and the North Star State's singing sisters Jearlyn and Jevetta Steele. Also with us, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman; musical director Richard Dworsky, with Richard Kriehn on mandolin and fiddle, our horn section, Kenni Holmen, Michael B. Nelson, and Steve Strand, drummer JT Bates, bassist Jeff Carney, and guitarist Armand Hirsch. All that, plus Pronto Pups, prize-winning pies, the Mighty Midway, butter sculptures, fireworks, and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.

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Upcoming Shows

August 29: Minnesota State Fair, Falcon Heights, MN  

Special guest: Aoife O'Donovan, Jearlyn and Jevetta Steele

September 20: Saint Paul, MN  

Special guest: Sara Watkins, Hot Rize, Howard Levy
2014 Season Opener, followed by our annual Meatloaf Supper and Street Dance

September 27: Saint Paul, MN  

October 4: Saint Paul, MN  

October 11: Saint Paul, MN  

Special guest: Leo Kottke

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