Features

Wylie Gustafson

July 26, 2008 rebroadcast with Paul Zarzyski, Stephanie Davis, Wylie Gustafson, Tish Hinojosa, Chris Thile, Joe Ely & Joel Guzman, and Robin & Linda Williams

Coming up this week on A Prairie Home Companion: a special Wild West compilation show full of unwashed cowboys, jangling spurs, painful cacti, and rotgut whiskey. Cowboy poet Paul Zarzyski recites "Bucking Horse Moon," Stephanie Davis sings an ode to bailing twine, and Wylie Gustafson gives a sentimental performance of "Cattle Call." And because you can never have too much yodeling, Janet Sorenson sings "Cowboy Sweetheart," plus Tish Hinojosa, Chris Thile, Joe Ely & Joel Guzman, and Robin & Linda Williams.

Joe Savage

May 31, 2008 broadcast with Sorela, Joe Ely & Joel Guzman, Prudence Johnson, Chris Thile, and Joe Savage

This week on A Prairie Home Companion, we’ll be broadcasting from the Pan American Center at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. With special guests, Sorela, honky-tonk heroes Joe Ely and Joel Guzman, Prudence Johnson, mandolin maestro Chris Thile, and our man of steel Joe Savage. 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 News from Lake Wobegon. Join us this week, when we float down the Rio Grande on a 10 foot enchilada.

Chris Thile

April 12, 2008 broadcast with Nellie McKay, Prudence Johnson, Raul Melo, and Chris Thile

This week on A Prairie Home Companion, we return to The Town Hall in New York City for our Spring Sonnet contest (see details below). This week's special guests include eclectic singer-songwriter Nellie McKay, sultry alto Prudence Johnson, Metropolitan Opera tenor Raúl Melo, and mandolin maestro Chris Thile. 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 News from Lake Wobegon. Join us this week, for a poetic exploration into the human heart and the power of love.

Chris Thile

August 2, 1997 rebroadcast with Kate MacKenzie, Michael Cleveland, Solas, and Chris Thile

A repeat of PHC's May 11, 1996, broadcast—the "Young Artists' Showcase"--originally aired live from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul. Kate MacKenzie co-hosts with Keillor; guests are artists in their teens and '20s: mandolinist Chris Thile, fiddler Michael Cleveland, and Irish musician Seamus Egan & his band Solas.

Chris Thile

May 11, 1996 broadcast with Kate MacKenzie, Michael Cleveland, Solas, and Chris Thile

Live from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota, with Kate MacKenzie, Michael Cleveland, Solas and Chris Thile.