January 2005
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January 1, 2005
Tune in this weekend for a very special New Year's show featuring a warm tribute to our friend from the early days, the late Milton "Soupy" Schindler. Also from past shows, Guy Noir shows up at the Five Spot on New Year's eve, we'll pay respect to The Great Minnesota Winter, and of course there'll be the latest news from Lake Wobegon. Join us.

January 8, 2005
We searched the stars for the best place to put on our first live show of the New Year, and they pointed us north. So we're going to Duluth! Stop on by, for two times the sound effects (Fred Newman and Tom Keith), acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke, steel guitar and dobro player Cindy Cashdollar, and the seven voices of the Mila Vocal Ensemble. Plus, the adventures of Guy Noir, the News From Lake Wobegon, and more.

January 15, 2005
It's been fun to be away, but we're looking forward to settling back in to our home at the Fitz. Join us this weekend with the hillbilly band BR549, drummer Peter Johnson, Sally Dworsky (Rich Dworsky's little sister!), and our friends Prudence Johnson and Dan Chouinard. Plus, the Adventures of Guy Noir, the News from Lake Wobegon, and more.

January 22, 2005
Rhonda Vincent and the Rage were with us for the Halloween show,and we had a fantastic time. So we invited this bluegrass queen back for Saturday's show at the Fitz, and she accepted! Considering St. Paul's recent weather reports, we're calling her the trooper of the month, with a reward she can tell the folks back in Missouri about: Temps above zero. Join us, plus Jim Lauderdale, the Royal Academy of Radio Acting, and more.

January 29, 2005
We hope you've been loving bluegrass as much as we have, because this weekend we'll welcome Ricky Skaggs and his Kentucky Thunder back to Minnesota for the first time since they hit Bemidji with us back in 2003. Join us at the Fitz in St. Paul, along with Prudence Johnson, The Geezers Jug Band, John Niemann, the Baldwin sisters, and more.


Old Sweet Songs: A Prairie Home Companion 1974-1976

Old Sweet Songs

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).

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