Coming to you live this week fromThe Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul, Minnesota, it's A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. With special guests, young bluegrass band Run Boy Run, soprano Maria Jette, and the Midwinter Tuba Quintet. 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 latest News from Lake Wobegon.
  • Run Boy Run

    Flagged by Paste Magazine as one of "10 Arizona bands you should listen to now," old-time and bluegrass group Run Boy Run has been gathering fans throughout the West (and beyond) since they first teamed up at the University of Arizona in 2009. Winners of the 2011 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Contest, their sound includes captivating three-part female harmony and masterful fiddle work by a two-time Arizona State Fiddle Champion. Run Boy Run is Matt Rolland (fiddle, guitar), Grace Rolland (cello),Bekah Sandoval (fiddle), Jen Sandoval (mandolin), and Jesse Allen (bass).
  • Maria Jette

    Versatile soprano Maria Jette can sing dozens of operatic roles. She also performs pop songs, chamber music, oratorio, and show tunes. She has appeared with orchestras nationwide, including the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, New York Chamber Symphony, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and Minnesota Orchestra. Among her recordings are two albums of P.G. Wodehouse songs, with pianist/accordionist Dan Chouinard: In Our Little Paradise: Songs of P.G. Wodehouse and The Siren's Song: Wodehouse & Kern on Broadway.