Our show archive contains audio clips, photos, scripts and, guest information from every performance of A Prairie Home Companion since the fall of 1996. New shows are added on Sunday afternoon following the Saturday performance.
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Last Week's Show // May 18, 2013
This week on A Prairie Home Companion, while the 1978 Winnebago is being tuned up for the remainder of our live broadcast season, we'll rebroadcast this season's opener from The Fitzgerald Theater. The Derailers bring a little Texas honky tonk to Minnesota with "She Left Me Cold," Ira Glass appears in an episode of Guy Noir as a fugitive named Irwin Krpsntzch, Jearlyn and Jevetta Steele bring the house down with "Soothe Me," and Garrison and Holly Jones sing "Duquesne Whistle." In Lake Wobegon, Mr. Lofgren's orchard produces an exceptional harvest of his "Julia" apples.
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).