March 7, 2009 rebroadcast with Robert Bly, Suzy Bogguss, Sam Bush, Pat Donohue, The Wailin' Jennys, and The Boys of the Lough
This week on A Prairie Home Companion, a mix of two shows from a late winter run at the Fitzgerald Theater. Minnesota's first Poet Laureate Robert Bly reads four poems, Suzy Bogguss appears in an episode of Guy Noir as the tonally challenged Melody Marsh, and Sam Bush sings the "Workin' Man Blues." Pat Donohue sings the happiest song about misery (from Ramblin' Jack Elliot) called "Arthritis Blues," plus the Wailin' Jennys and The Boys of the Lough. America's consumer advocate/perpetual presidential candidate makes an appearance in the Lives of the Cowboys wearing a saddle seat belt and Garrison talks about yet another misguided Wobegoner who went to California in hopes of finding paradise.