A Prairie Home Companion

Featuring comedy sketches, music, and Garrison Keillor's signature monologue, "The News from Lake Wobegon."

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Saturday, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. on the Music Station
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Saturday, May 9, 2015 Permalink

Magic In This Place

Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White

 

This week: We head to Nashville, Tennessee for a live broadcast from the Ryman Auditorium “The Mother Church of Country Music,” where the afternoon sun streams through the stained glass windows and casts everyone in a good light. Bluegrass statesman Ricky Skaggs will be there along with his wife, singer Sharon White, and his bandKentucky Thunder — featuring harmonies and hot solos that’ll make you wanna holler. 

Stuart Duncan will add his flawless fiddling to the band, and singer Christine DiGillanardo will sing duets with the host, and songs of old that were performed at the Ryman back when it was a gospel house. Plus, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman; music director and pianist Rich Dworsky withRichard Kriehn on mandolin and fiddle; Chris Siebold, guitar; Todd Parks, bass, and Chris Brown on drums. The latest News from Lake Wobegon plus a script here, and a faithful sponsor there, and we’ll see you on the radio.

 

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