A Prairie Home Companion
   with Garrison Keillor

T for Tennessee

The Everly Brothers
The Everly Brothers

July 19, 2014

This week on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor: our second summer rebroadcast, a show from June 4, 1994 celebrating the re-opening of the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. The Everly Brothers sing "Blues Stay Away from Me" and Chet Atkins plays "Mystery Train," plus, music from Vince Gill, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Mark O'Connor, and an appearance by the Hopeful Gospel Quartet. In Lake Wobegon, the Whippets open their season and the host shares a few memories of the Grand Ole Opry's last night at the Ryman.

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It's Work That Makes You Happy
(Jul. 21, 2014)

Hello Garrison, Enjoyed the re-broadcast from 1985. More of those would be fun to listen to. A question: How have you changed since 1985? What do you think about now as opposed to thirty years ago? Got me thinking and,...

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Everyone Needs a Break
(Jul. 18, 2014)

Listened to the show Saturday and it was not bad. It was one of those days full up with billowy clouds and wind and sun, and felt like summer in every way. Except one. With all the graduation festivities, the...


The Hiding Place
(May. 21, 2014)

I flew back home for a week after delivering the rig curbside at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. An internet and cell phone search yielded up a local driver named Tillis to set it at the dock for the Friday...

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