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Coming to you this week from The Town Hall on West 43rd Street in New York City, it's a live broadcast performance of A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. With special guests, small big band Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, author Roy Blount Jr., and singers Heather Masse and Aoife O'Donovan. Plus, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, Erica Rhodes, and sound effects man Fred Newman, musical director Richard Dworsky, and the latest News from Lake Wobegon
  • Aoife O'Donovan

    Growing up in a musical family, Aoife O'Donovan took an interest in the American folk tradition. And after graduating from the New England Conservatory of Music, she formed the progressive bluegrass band Crooked Still and the trio Sometymes Why. She recently collaborated with Sara Watkins and Sarah Jarosz to create the "I'm With Her" tour, which took the trio to the U.K., Europe, and across the U.S. Aoife's latest recording, In the Magic Hour, was released earlier this year on Yep Roc Records.
  • Heather Masse

    Growing up in rural Maine, Heather Masse sang hymns and folk songs around home with her family. Now based in New York, this New England Conservatory of Music alum is a one-third of the Juno Award-winning Canadian trio The Wailin' Jennys. Lock My Heart is her recording with piano legend Dick Hyman. A new album, August Love Song - on which she joins forces with trombone great Roswell Rudd - was recently released on Red House Records.
  • Vince Giordano

    Vince Giordano grew up on Long Island playing vintage 78s on his grandmother's Victrola. Maybe that's what fueled his passion for music of the 1920s and '30s. By age 14, he had joined the musicians' union. Later, with Vince on string bass, tuba, and bass sax, he put together his own band, the Nighthawks, now longtime favorites on the New York jazz scene. Their recordings include Boardwalk Empire, volumes 1 and 2 - music from the HBO series. The Nighthawks: Andy Stein, Mike Ponella, Jon-Erik Kellso, Jim Fryer, Chuck Wilson, Mark Lopeman, Evan Arntzen, Ken Salvo, Peter Yarin, Paul Wells.