January 2010

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January 2, 2010

This week on A Prairie Home Companion, we present some highlights from our 2009 season including Pat Donohue, Brad Paisley and Sam Bush performing "Stealin' From Chet" at the Ryman Auditorium, Elvis Costello as an English author and stuttering son of the Earl of Twickerham in an epsiode of Guy Noir, and Martin Sheen as a flim-flamming, four flushing, shortchanging, deckstackin' yahoo in an episode of The Lives of the Cowboys. Plus, Marvin and Mavis Smiley's tribute to Bruce Springsteen, Nellie McKay's tribute to Doris Day, and Patty Loveless sings "The Bramble and the Rose." In Lake Wobegon, the story of Margie Krepsbach checking herself into a hotel for Mother's Day to watch movies.

January 9, 2010

Coming to you live this week from The War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, it's an adventurous new year for A Prairie Home Companion. With this week's special guests, celebrated Metropolitan Opera tenor Raúl Melo, and a bright shining star of modern bluegrass Sara Watkins. Also with us, The Royal Academy of Radio Actors; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.

January 16, 2010

Coming to you again this week from The War Memorial Opera House, in San Francisco, a live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion. With special guests, American blues master Elvin Bishop, mezzo soprano Frederica von Stade, choral singing ensemble Chanticleer, and legendary Scottish balladeer Jean Redpath. Also with us, The Royal Academy of Radio Actors; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.

January 23, 2010

Coming to you this week from the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota, with special guests jazz songbird Inga Swearingen, Nashville picker Guthrie Trapp, vocal trio Sweet Dreams, and Minnesota polka legends Ray Sands and the Polka Dots. Also with us, The Royal Academy of Radio Actors; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, vocalist Andra Suchy, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.

January 30, 2010

Coming to you this week from the Tucson Convention Center Arena in Tucson, Arizona, it's a live broadcast performance of A Prairie Home Companion. With special guests, local Chicano band iMas, legend of the accordion Joel Guzmán, accomplished singer and picker Dave Rawlings, and singer-songwriter Andra Suchy. Also with us, The Royal Academy of Radio Actors; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.

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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