October 2006
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October 7, 2006
A week of increased dietary fiber, curry acclimation, and Hatha Yoga has hopefully prepared us for the National Lentil Festival in Pullman, Washington, where we'll be broadcasting live this week from the Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum at Washington State University. The surrounding area, known as the Palouse, is remarkable for its fertile rolling hills where winter and spring wheat, barley, peas, and of course lentils, are cultivated to perfection. We'll have the singing cowgirl Stephanie Davis, country western singer Wylie Gustafson, songwriter Charlie Sutton, mandolinist Richard Kriehn, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band with Andy Stein, and the Royal Academy of Radio Acting: Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman. Join us this Saturday for a live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion.

October 14, 2006
This week on A Prairie Home Companion, we're back from our adventures out West. Riding home with the wind at our backs and the promise of snow in the clouds, we're powerless to continue our fantasy that summer isn't "quite" over. So turn your air conditioner off and your radio on, for another broadcast from good old Saint Paul. With our special guests, from Hawaii, Grammy award winner Taj Mahal, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Concertmaster Steven Copes, and sitting in with the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, the one man string section, John Niemann. Also with us, the Royal Academy of Radio Acting: Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Tom Keith, so tune in this Saturday for another live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion.

October 21, 2006
This week on A Prairie Home Companion we're bringing in the "G" squad: Phil Heywood, Dan Neale, and our own Pat Donohue, three great local guitarists jamming on basement favorites. Also with us, Iowa bluesman Dave Moore, Jearlyn "Black Coffee" Steele, Spider John Koerner, opera singer Richard Troxell, the Royal Academy of Radio Acting (Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Tom Keith), and sitting in with the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, John Niemann. Join us this Saturday, for another live broadcast from the Fitzgerald Theater in downtown St. Paul.

October 28, 2006
This week on A Prairie Home Companion, we're carving blue-ribbon pumpkins and drinking hot spiced cider at the Fitzgerald Theater, with very special guests, the Queen of the blues renaissance Bonnie Raitt, and firecrackers of the Canadian prairie The Wailin' Jennys. Also with us the Royal Academy of Radio Acting: Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Tom Keith, sitting in with the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, the Manhattan maestro Andy Stein, plus an older guy in a rumpled tuxedo and red sneakers handing out the candy. Join us this Saturday for a live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion.

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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