June 14, 2014 // Show #1450

Backbone of the Nation

Pokey LaFarge

This week on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, it's a live broadcast from the Fabulous Fox Theatre in Saint Louis, Missouri. With special guests, innovator and preservationist Pokey LaFarge, banjo player, guitarist, and songwriter Joe Newberry, and guitar heavyweight Steve Wariner. Plus, 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.


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