Back to the Sun
This week on A Prairie Home Companion, we head back out West for a broadcast from the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, California. With special guests, the First Sisters of Rock and Roll, Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, folk musician Greg Brown, gospel grandmaster Jearlyn Steele, and blues singer Hilary Thavis. Plus, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, musical director Richard Dworsky and The Canyon Band (Richard Kriehn on mandolin and fiddle, Bernie Dresel on drums, Chris Siebold on guitar, and Larry Steen on bass) and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.
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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).