No Turning Back
hosted by Garrison Keillor
Show #1398June 22, 2013
From Ravinia Festival | Highland Park, Illinois
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This week on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, it's a live broadcast performance from the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois. With special guests, soulful folk duo honeyhoney and sultry country chanteuse Lera Lynn. 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.
Lera LynnWhen Lera Lynn was about six, it suddenly occurred to her how to sing harmony. From then on, singing became a constant pursuit. These days, this Nashville-based, Georgia-bred singer-songwriter is making her mark and amassing a following with her haunting voice and award-winning compositions. American Songwriter magazine wrote that that she can "write a damn good song ... she can also tell a damn good story." The Avenues, her latest recording, was released last month.
honeyhoneyFolk, soul, pop, rock, country - you hear all those threads in honeyhoney's take on roots music. Suzanne Santo (banjo, violin) and Ben Jaffe (guitar) joined forces about eight years ago, after a mutual friend introduced them. At the time, Suzanne was taking acting roles on TV and in movies; Ben was writing songs for other artists and television shows. Together, the chemistry was right, and now the Los Angeles-based duo has released two albums, including 2011's Billy Jack (Lost Highway Records).