October 1, 2005 broadcast with Frigg, Prudence Johnson, Peter Ostroushko, and The Olson Sisters
This week, as fall colors emerge, we'll be broadcasting live from the Fitzgerald Theater. Featuring super-charged Nordic folk septet Frigg, silky alto Prudence Johnson, gifted instrumentalist & composer Peter Ostroushko, The Olson Sisters, and much more. Join us as we gather momentum in this new season of A Prairie Home Companion.
September 24, 2005 broadcast with The High-Flyers, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, Prudence Johnson, and Andy Stein
This week is our official kickoff to a new season. A live broadcast at the Fitzgerald Theater followed by the legendary street dance and meatloaf supper right out front on Exchange Street. On the show this week is the all-star Austin, Texas band The High-Flyers, Cajun crooners Beausoleil, Prudence Johnson, and New York's own Andy Stein. Even if you don't have tickets, come early and listen to the show outdoors and stick around for St. Paul's most anticipated street party with Jack Knife and the Sharps.
September 17, 2005 rebroadcast with Robin & Linda Williams, Mountain Heart, and Mike Seeger
This weekend we'll rebroadcast a great show we did out of Charlottesville back in 2003. Virginia-based Americana music masters Robin and Linda Williams were with us, as well as rollicking bluegrass musicians Mountain Heart. Mike Seeger was there, too, playing traditional songs from the rural American South.
September 10, 2005 broadcast with Kelley Hunt, Cindy Cashdollar, and Elana Fremerman
This weekend we're headed to Hutchinson, Kansas, for a live performance from the Kansas State Fair. We've invited blues singer Kelley Hunt, plus Cindy Cashdollar on dobro and steel guitar and Elana Fremerman on fiddle. The Royal Academy of Radio Acting will be there, and we'll do the News From Lake Wobegon, too. Join us...
September 3, 2005 broadcast with The Wailin' Jennys, Andy Stein, Prudence Johnson, and The Dirty Dozen
We've been away for a while but we're thrilled to be back, especially for a live show from the Minnesota State Fair. We'll eat cheese curds and chat with the recently crowned Princess Kay of the Milky Way (goodwill ambassador for Minnesota's dairy industry, and fairest of the Fair). The Wailin' Jennys will be there, and so will Andy Stein, Prudence Johnson, and from New Orleans, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Don't miss itâwe're recording the show on Friday for broadcasts throughout the weekend...
August 27, 2005 rebroadcast with Gillian Welch, Dave Rawlings, and Old Crow Medicine Show
This weekend we're rebroadcasting the kickoff of our 2004 season, recorded live last September at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, with guests Gillian Welch and David Rawlings and Old Crow Medicine Show. What a time it was! Afterward, we hosted our annual Street Dance outside the Fitz, with contests, prizes, and our famous $5 meatloaf supper...
August 20, 2005 rebroadcast with Donato Poveda, Vince Giordano, Andy Stein, Randy Sandke, and Butch Thompson
This weekend we'll rebroadcast a show we did a few years back, live from the Bayfront Park Amphitheater in Miami, Florida. Cuban singer Donato Poveda was with us, alongside Vince Giordano, Andy Stein, trumpeter Randy Sandke and Butch Thompson. And Guy Noir took a flight to Florida!
August 13, 2005 rebroadcast with Vasen, Marcia Ball, Becky Schlegel, Jeannie Kendall, and Pat Donohue
Be sure to tune in for this weekend's "Best Of" show. We combed through old broadcasts and found incredible performances by some of our favorite guests: Swedish string ensemble VÃ¤sen, singer and pianist Marcia Ball, singer Becky Schlegel, bluegrasser Jeannie Kendall and her band, guitar great Pat Donohue. And so much more. It's going to be a great couple of hours...
August 6, 2005 Listener's Choice show
A few weeks back we asked about your favorite broadcasts of A Prairie Home Companion, and the memories that went with them. My, what a response! We had a wonderful time reading and hearing your stories, and putting together a Listener's Choice show all about them. We'll be playing that show this weekend.
July 30, 2005 rebroadcast with The Sones de Mexico Ensemble, Franz Jackson, Howard Levy, and Eddie Blazonczyk's Versatones
We've been taking a break from touring (to film a movie, among other things), and it's given us the chance to rebroadcast some of our best shows. This week, we'll play one we did a few years back out of the Auditorium Theater in Chicago, with that fine tribute to Buck Owens by the Sones de Mexico Ensemble. Plus: saxophonist Franz Jackson, harmonica player Howard Levy, and Eddie Blazonczyk's Versatones. Don't miss it.