Nickel Creek

Getting Life on Track

This week on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, it's a live broadcast from The Town Hall on West 43rd Street in New York City. With special guests, adventurous acoustic trio Nickel Creek, folksinging duo Pharis and Jason Romero, and solo vocalist Heather Masse. Plus, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, musical director Richard Dworsky with Richard Kriehn on mandolin and fiddle, guitarist John Benthal, bassist David Finck and drummer Warren Odze, and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.

Väsen

Alla Goda Ting Ar Tre

This week on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, we're live from our home field, The Fitzgerald Theater in downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota. With special guests, acoustic groove masters Väsen, minimal Motown singers (and drummer) Chic Gamine, and mandolin madman Chris Thile. 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.

Renee Fleming

Dreams on a Little Island

This week on A Prairie Home Companion, one last spring rebroadcast before we head out on the road, a show originally from The Town Hall in April 2012. Renee Fleming sings "Hallelujah," Punch Brothers perform "New York City," and Heather Masse and Aoife O'Donovan sing "Time's a Hoax." Plus, Dusty and Lefty provide security on Governors Island, and in Lake Wobegon, Pastor Liz is stopped by the Highway Patrol after a boring blind date.

Joshua Bell

So Long, 2012!

This week on A Prairie Home Companion, we've rounded up a few memorable moments from 2012, including visits from Joshua Bell, Brad Paisley, Suzy Bogguss, Steve Wariner, Heather Masse,Aoife O'Donovan, Sam Bush, Emmylou Harris, Punch Brothers, Sara Watkins, Joe Ely, and Chuck Mead and His Grassy Knoll Boys, and much more. All that, plus, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and, of course, the News from Lake Wobegon.