September 4, 2004|
This week it's a live broadcast from the Minnesota State Fair. This annual Mecca for Norwegian Bachelor Farmers hosts a show from the historic State Fair Grandstand. We welcome folk star Shawn Colvin, Minnesota-based a capella quartet Tonic Sol-Fa, and the Marching Wolfpack of Cottage Grove, Minnesota, as guests, as well as the regular crew: The Royal Academy of Radio Acting, Tim Russell and Sue Scott; sound effects from Tom Keith; and Rich Dworsky and the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, joined this week by fiddler John Neiman.
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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).