December 23, 2000
Live from The Town Hall on West 43rd Street in New York City, A Prairie Home Companion welcomes Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, singer Ann Hampton Callaway, actresses Alice Playten and Linda Lavin, broadway actor Howard McGillian and Robin & Linda Williams. Plus, Bill McLaughlin and Peter Schickele square off to determine who can write the most unusual piece of holiday music.
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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).