December 8, 2007|
This week on A Prairie Home Companion we're delighted to be back at the Town Hall in New York City with a staggering lineup of special guests, including masterful jazz singer Ann Hampton Callaway, legendary "Blues Boy" Geoff Muldaur, renowned interpreter of the jazz harmonica Howard Levy, and the Queen of American folk music Odetta. Also with us, The Royal Academy of Radio Acting; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and The News from Lake Wobegon. Join us this week for a big show that will surely make it as a footnote in broadcasting history.
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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).