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September 3, 2005
We've been away for a while but we're thrilled to be back, especially for a live show from the Minnesota State Fair. We'll eat cheese curds and chat with the recently crowned Princess Kay of the Milky Way (goodwill ambassador for Minnesota's dairy industry, and fairest of the Fair). The Wailin' Jennys will be there, and so will Andy Stein, Prudence Johnson, and from New Orleans, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Don't miss itówe're recording the show on Friday for broadcasts throughout the weekend...
September 10, 2005
This weekend we're headed to Hutchinson, Kansas, for a live performance from the Kansas State Fair. We've invited blues singer Kelley Hunt, plus Cindy Cashdollar on dobro and steel guitar and Elana Fremerman on fiddle. The Royal Academy of Radio Acting will be there, and we'll do the News From Lake Wobegon, too. Join us...
September 17, 2005
This weekend we'll rebroadcast a great show we did out of Charlottesville back in 2003. Virginia-based Americana music masters Robin and Linda Williams were with us, as well as rollicking bluegrass musicians Mountain Heart. Mike Seeger was there, too, playing traditional songs from the rural American South.
September 24, 2005
This week is our official kickoff to a new season. A live broadcast at the Fitzgerald Theater followed by the legendary street dance and meatloaf supper right out front on Exchange Street. On the show this week is the all-star Austin, Texas band The High-Flyers, Cajun crooners Beausoleil, Prudence Johnson, and New York's own Andy Stein. Even if you don't have tickets, come early and listen to the show outdoors and stick around for St. Paul's most anticipated street party with Jack Knife and the Sharps.
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).