Back Where it All Began
This week on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, we're celebrating the 40th Anniversary of our very first show at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota with a festival and a special three-hour live broadcast. We'll have a host of rock'n'roll, blues, folk, soul, and country musicians on hand, plus, a few big sing-alongs, the Old Regulars of the Powdermilk Biscuit Band, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, an extra-wide version of The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and the latest News from Lake Wobegon. Join us in-person, on the radio, and online for a whole weekend of family fun, stories, and songs!
Photos from the 40th Anniversary Festival
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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).