December 10, 2005 broadcast with The Boys of the Lough and The Hopeful Gospel Quartet
Here at Prairie Home Companion, we like to bring a little taste of Minnesota wherever we go. So this week, as temperatures plummet and snow falls in New York, we'll be packing extra parkas for our special guests, perhaps the finest traditional Celtic ensemble in the world, The Boys of the Lough. Also on the show, The Hopeful Gospel Quartet will huddle close and fine tune their caroling repertoire, and sitting in with the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, the always charming Andy Stein. And, of course, The Royal Academy of Radio Acting will do its best to make eggnog come out of your nose. Join us this Saturday, from the Town Hall in New York.
December 3, 2005 broadcast with Renee Fleming, Kaki King, and Andy Stein
This week, we begin our love affair with New York City all over again from The Town Hall, featuring Grammy award winning soprano RenÃ©e Fleming, acoustic guitar virtuoso Kaki King, and the multi-talented âDuke of New Yorkâ, Andy Stein, so tune in this Saturday for A Prairie Home Companion. We'll hit the town, catch a show, grab a bite, and stay up all night.
November 26, 2005 broadcast with The Battlefield Band, Jearlyn Steele, Andy Stein, and Lou Anna Simon
November 19, 2005 rebroadcast with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Butch Thompson, Prudence Johnson, Vern Sutton, Janis Hardy, and VocalEssence
This week, we'll re-broadcast a hybrid of two shows from November 2004, featuring Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Butch Thompson, Prudence Johnson, and the Thanksgiving Cantata performed by Vern Sutton, Janis Hardy, and VocalEssence. We return next week, live from the University Auditorium in East Lansing, Michigan. Then it's a cool December in New York City, with 4 shows from the fabulous Town Hall on West 43rd.
November 12, 2005 rebroadcast with Irma Thomas and the Professionals, Butch Thompson, Duke Heitger, Vince Giordano, Andy Stein, Geoff Muldaur, and Topsy Chapman
This week we'll re-broadcast a great show from the Mississippi Delta city, featuring the 'Soul Queen of New Orleans' Irma Thomas and her band, Jazz heavyweights Butch Thompson, Duke Heitger, Vince Giordano, and Andy Stein sitting in with the Guy's All Star Shoe Band. Also featuring additional performances by Geoff Muldaur and Topsy Chapman. This is radio not to be missed!
November 5, 2005 broadcast with The Hopeful Gospel Quartet, Dr. Steven Koop, and Richard Thill
This week, live from the Fitzgerald Theater, we welcome the Hopeful Gospel Quartet, celebrity guest actor Steven Koop, M.D., and a special Veteran's Day tribute to America's soldiers, past and present, with special guest Richard Thill. We're also excited to announce that Robert Altmanâs movie, "A Prairie Home Companion" has found national distribution.
October 29, 2005 broadcast with Nickel Creek, Adam Granger, Prudence Johnson, and Andy Stein
This week from the haunted Fitzgerald Theater, we welcome a storm of eclectic virtuosity from Southern California, Nickel Creek. Also on the show Powdermilk Biscuit Band alumnus Adam Granger, singer Prudence Johnson, Andy Stein joins the Guy's All Star Shoe Band, plus an icy touch of the Halloween spirit.
October 22, 2005 broadcast with The Wailin' Jennys, The Mila vocal ensemble, Bill Hinckley & Judy Larson, Prudence Johnson, and John Niemann
This week from the Fitzgerald Theater, we welcome Canadian singer-songwriters, The Wailinâ Jennys, The Mila vocal ensemble, and the mad musical talents of Bill Hinckley & Judy Larson, Prudence Johnson, and John Niemann. Join us Saturday, right after you carve that giant pumpkin on the front steps.
October 15, 2005 broadcast with The Tannahill Weavers, VocalEssence, and Dr. Elaine Keillor
This week, from the Highlands of Scotland, we welcome the Tannahill Weavers, the choral mastery of VocalEssence,
and renowned Canadian pianist and professor of music, Dr. Elaine Keillor (a distant cousin). Fred Newman will join the Royal Academy of Actors on sound effects as Tom Keith recovers from an unusual voiceover accident.
October 8, 2005 broadcast with Larry Sparks & The Lonesome Ramblers, Prudence Johnson, and Lee Lynch