Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor

Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor

by Garrison Keillor
     
 

A weekend mainstay for most NPR listeners, Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion celebrates its 30th year of insightful entertainment with the release of this CD collection. The disc joins signature bits, such as Keillor's "News from Lake Wobegon" monologue and a western episode with Dusty and Lefty, with musical performances from gospel star JearlynSee more details below

Overview

A weekend mainstay for most NPR listeners, Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion celebrates its 30th year of insightful entertainment with the release of this CD collection. The disc joins signature bits, such as Keillor's "News from Lake Wobegon" monologue and a western episode with Dusty and Lefty, with musical performances from gospel star Jearlyn Steele, jazz performer Inga Swearningen, and rockers BR5-49.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
For 30 years the folksy, common charm of Garrison Keillor has been delighting National Public Radio audiences and in turn building an audience with a fervor that borders on cult-like. His radio show, A Prairie Home Companion, has been a staple of weekend programming, and this disc captures the 30th anniversary special recorded at Keillor's home base in St. Paul, MN. While for the most part it's just another recording complete with all the usual elements loyal listeners would be most familiar with, there are some choice moments of reflection on the program's longevity -- the ultimate testament to its popularity. With a guest appearance by BR5-49 and an extended version of "Lake Wobegon News," it's one of the essential souvenirs for any fan to purchase and a most enjoyable offering from a man whose genius is far too underdocumented.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/09/2004
Label:
Rounder / Umgd
UPC:
0011661321823

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Garrison Keillor   Primary Artist,cast
Pat Donohue   cast
Philip Brunelle   Guest Appearance
Peter Ostroushko   cast
Cindy Cashdollar   cast
Tommy Keith   cast
Arnold Kinsella   cast
Jearlyn Steele   Guest Appearance
Freddy Newman   cast
Hawk Shaw Wilson   Group Member
Chuck Mead   Group Member
Chris Scruggs   Group Member
Geoff Firebaugh   Group Member
Donnie Herron   Group Member
Inga Swearingen   Guest Appearance
Guy's All-Star Shoe Band   cast
Tim Russell   cast

Technical Credits

Blind Willie Johnson   Composer
Stephen Foster   Composer
Pat Donohue   Composer
Garrison Keillor   Composer,Writer,Artistic Director
Peter Ostroushko   Composer
Richard Dworsky   Composer,Music Direction
Spencer Williams   Composer
Hawk Shaw Wilson   Composer
Chuck Mead   Composer
L. Wolfe Gilbert   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Chris Scruggs   Composer
Brenda Colladay   Composer
Jason Keillor   Engineer

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