January 12, 2008 rebroadcast with Joe Ely, Joel Guzman, The High Flyers, Molly Ivins, Tish Hinojosa, The Derailers, and Roy Blount, Jr.
Coming up this week on A Prairie Home Companion, the January thaw on the frozen tundra continues (for now) and to keep the heat turned up we'll revisit the live music capital of the world: Austin, Texas. Featuring Joe Ely, Joel Guzman and The High Flyers all plug in and belt out some fine Texas honky-tonk. Plus, we remember our dear friend Molly Ivins who was on the show with us. We've alsog got songstress Tish Hinojosa sings "Estrellita," The Derailers rock the house and Roy Blount Jr. spins a little southern humor. The cowboys, Dusty and Lefty, ride into town along with The Guy's-All Star Shoe Band and The Royal Academy of Radio Acting. So sharpen your spurs and get ready for a little Texas heat this week.
January 5, 2008 rebroadcast with Aymee Nuviola, Donato Poveda, amd Vince Giordano
This week on A Prairie Home Companionâ we'll revisit two shows we did from the Bayfront Amphitheater in Miami. Featuring Aimee Nuviola, Donato Poveda, Vince Giordano sitting in with The Guyâs All-Star Shoe Band, The Royal Academy of Radio Acting: Tim Russell, Sue Scott , and Fred Newman, and The News from Lake Wobegon, where weâll hear the story of Jimmy the school bus driver. Join us this week for some Cuban music and a blast of the calor de enero.
December 29, 2007 rebroadcast with Terry Gross, Martin Sheen, James Taylor, Wilco, Randy Newman, and Carole King
Coming up this week on A Prairie Home Companion, we'll revisit the bits of 2007 that we remember fondly, and possibly one or two we'd like to forget. There were plenty of memorable firsts this past year, including: public radio host Terry Gross in an episode of Guy Noir, Martin Sheen singing a Quaker folk hymn, and James Taylor with "Something In The Way She Moves". Also on the highlight reel, windy city rockers Wilco, piano man Randy Newman, and legendary singer-songwriter Carole King. So sit back, check the freshness date on your egg nog, and get ready for a visit from the ghosts of broadcasts past. Also with us, The Royal Academy of Radio Acting: Tim Russell, Sue Scott, Fred Newman, and Tom Keith, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and The News from Lake Wobegon.
December 22, 2007 broadcast with The Central Moravian Church Choir, The Bach Choir of Bethlehem, and Robin & Linda Williams
This week on A Prairie Home Companion we'll visit the Zoellner Center at Lehigh University, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. "...How still we see thee lie! Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by. Yet in thy dark streets shineth the everlasting light; The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight..." But, there's no need to open the front door and let valuable heat escape for just any pitch-challenged carolers, because we've two excellent local choirs, The Central Moravian Church Choir and The Bach Choir of Bethlehem, as well as some fine holiday hollerin' from Robin & Linda Williams. Also with us, The Royal Academy of Radio Acting; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, the Guy's All-Star Festivus Five, and the News from Lake Wobegon. Join us this weekend as the dark night wakes, the glory breaks, and Christmas comes once more.
December 15, 2007 broadcast with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver and The Boys of the Lough
This week on A Prairie Home Companion, we've got five concertinas, four melodeons, three button boxes, two tin whistles, and a partridge in a pear tree. Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver are riding their 18-wheel sleigh in from East Tennessee, and the Boys of the Lough will make a chilly North Atlantic crossing for our final show at the Town Hall. Also with us, The Guy's All Star Shoe Band with Pat Donohue, Arnie Kinsella, Gary Raynor, Andy Stein, and maestro Richard Dworsky, The Royal Academy of Radio Acting: Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, and the News from Lake Wobegon. It's all coming up this week on A Prairie Home Companion.
December 8, 2007 broadcast with Ann Hampton Callaway, Geoff Muldaur, Howard Levy and Odetta
This week on A Prairie Home Companion we're delighted to be back at the Town Hall in New York City with a staggering lineup of special guests, including masterful jazz singer Ann Hampton Callaway, legendary "Blues Boy" Geoff Muldaur, renowned interpreter of the jazz harmonica Howard Levy, and the Queen of American folk music Odetta. Also with us, The Royal Academy of Radio Acting; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and The News from Lake Wobegon. Join us this week for a big show that will surely make it as a footnote in broadcasting history.
December 1, 2007 broadcast with Inga Swearingen, Joe Ely, Joel Guzman, and Tony Roberts
Coming up this week on A Prairie Home Companion, we're back at The Town Hall in New York's eerily quiet Theater District. The very Nina Simone-ish Inga Swearingen keeps the jazz flowing again this week with her sweet California style, and Flatlander Joe Ely rides the West Texas wind up from Lubbock with his pal, Joel Guzman (a.k.a. El Pequeno Gigante). They're mixing up country, jazz and traditional Mexican for a piquant concoction that'll keep your neighbors guessing. Also with us, star of stage and screen, actor Tony Roberts. And as always, we'll have Rich Dworsky and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, The Royal Academy of Radio Acting: Sue Scott, Tim Russell and Fred Newman, and The News from Lake Wobegon. We've steered clear of the writer's strike, the stage hands' strike, and if St. Paul Private Investigators Local 13 reaches a settlement this week, we'll have the latest from Guy Noir. It's all coming up this week, on A Prairie Home Companion.
November 24, 2007 broadcast with The Del McCoury Band, Madeleine Peyroux, and Billy Collins
This week on A Prairie Home Companion, assuming our truck driver finds a parking space on West 43rd during rush hour in Manhattan, we'll be moving the whole kit and kaboodle into the historic Town Hall Theater for the next month. The McCoury boys -- Rob and Ronnie -- bring big daddy Del and the band up from Nashville for a post thanksgiving bluegrass workout, French-American songstress Madeleine Peyroux will caress your inner ear, and everybody's favorite former U.S. Poet Laureate, Billy Collins, will speak in complete sentences. Also with us, The Royal Academy of Radio Acting; Tim Russell, Sue Scott and Fred Newman, our pals Robin and Linda Williams, and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band with maestro Richard Dworsky. So heat up the leftovers, dig out some wool socks, and join us for a big show this week from New York City!
November 17, 2007 broadcast with Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands and The Brothers Frantzich
This week on A Prairie Home Companion we return to the State Theater with Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands (Tom Rozum, Scott Huffman, Craig Smith, and Todd Phillips), The Brothers Frantzich, The Royal Academy of Radio Acting; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Tom Keith, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and The News From Lake Wobegon. Join us this week for our final Minnesota broadcast of the year, and again next week, as we begin a four week stand at The Town Hall in New York City.
November 10, 2007 broadcast with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, The Whites, and Jearlyn Steele
This week on A Prairie Home Companion, the cast and crew are back from the staff retreat, the clocks are all set to the right time, and we're taking the big traveling show on a short trip across the Mississippi for two weeks at the historic State Theater in downtown Minneapolis. Ricky Skaggs and his Kentucky Thunder roll in from Nashville with neatly manicured bluegrass on their minds. Family act The Whites â fresh off a new album with Mr. Skaggs â will be with us as well. And we'll also have the astonishing voice of Ms. Jearlyn Steele joining us, giving the host valuable tips on his Gospel singing. Also with us, The Royal Academy of Radio Acting; Sue Scott, Tim Russell and Tom "Cellar Dweller" Keith, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band with Rich Dworsky, and The News From Lake Wobegon. Join us this week for a post-Halloween, pre-Thanksgiving live broadcast.