A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor

A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 5:45pm - 8:00pm

Pictured: Garrison Keillor

Credit: Erik Hageness

Hear the show that was recorded live from CMAC on Saturday, June 6. 

On Saturday, June 6, Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion taped their show live at CMAC Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center.


Pianist and classically contrary essayist Jeremy Denk will dazzle with works from iconic composers and modern-day masters. Singer Heather Masse joins us to blend folk, jazz, pop, bluegrass — and pretty much every other genre you can think of — into one luminescent alto package. And The DiGiallonardo Sisters venture North out of their natural Brooklyn habitat to stack up their three-part harmonies on classic tunes and appear in a few scripts. Plus: our Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Sue Scott, Tim Russell, and Fred Newman, delivers a triple-barreled blast of humor and pathos; pianist and music director Rich Dworsky and the Iroquois Quintet (Jeff Carney, Bernie Dresel, Richard Kriehn, and Chris Siebold) provide a perfect soundtrack for an early (meteorological) summer evening; and the latest News from Lake Wobegon, where we can finally leave all the windows open overnight. It’s all beamed straight to your radio with the ongoing support of our extremely forgiving friends at Powdermilk Biscuits, the Catchup Advisory Board, and Bebopareebop Rhubarb Pie.

A Prairie Home Companion, which airs Saturdays at 6 p.m. on Classical 91.5 and Sundays at 12 p.m. on AM 1370, is heard by 4 million listeners each week on more than 600 public broadcasting stations. Host and creator Garrison Keillor recalls, “When the show started, it was something funny to do with my friends, and then it became an achievement that I hoped would be successful, and now it’s a good way of life.”

The event was made possible with support from: