Coming to you this week from the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison, Wisconsin, it's a live broadcast performance of A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. With special guests, close-harmonizers The Krause Family Band, and our good friends Robin and Linda Williams. Plus, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, Dean Magraw sits in on guitar with The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.
  • Robin and Linda Williams

    "Individually their voices can melt cheese, and in duet they can do all-purpose welding," Garrison Keillor has said of Robin and Linda Williams. Singing the music they love, be it bluegrass, folk, old-time, or acoustic country, these two have carved out a more than three-decade career that has taken them from Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood Bowl. They first appeared on A Prairie Home Companion in 1975, the same year they recorded their first album. Back 40 - marking 40 years on the road and 40 years of marriage - was released in 2013 on Red House Records.
  • The Krause Family Band

    If you grew up in the Krause family, you were pretty much destined to love music. They sang together and learned to play a variety of instruments. Now, the Krause Family Band is known around Madison for their close harmonies on bluegrass standards and their own songs. Rick Krause (guitar, harmonica) heads up the group that includes daughters Katie Flores (lead vocals) and Ruthie Krause (fiddle), plus Craig Radi (bass), Jim Spransy (percussion), and Rick Evans(electric guitar). Their recordings include a 2007 CD, On This Bright, Sunny Day, and a new six-song EP, Just a Few.