April 27, 2002
Rebroadcast July 10, 2004
Live from Town Hall in New York City, with blues and folk singer Odetta, Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, actress and Broadway singer Kristin Chenoweth, mezzo-soprano Alexandra Hughes and pianist Rob Fisher.
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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).