The Show With Chris Thile

Hosted By Chris Thile

A unique blend of music, comedy and storytelling.


Saturday, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. on the Music Station
Sunday, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. on the News Station

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Saturday, February 21, 2015 Permalink

A Prairie Home Companion: Hit The Ground Running


This week, our host is back at the helm, fresh from burning off a few vacation days he’d built up over 40 years, for a live broadcast from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul with special guests, sizzling vocalist and songwriter Aoife O’Donovan, singer and fiddler Emily Miller, and old-time juke-joint band the Steel City Jug Slammers. Plus, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman; our pianist and music directorRich Dworsky with The Exchange Street Quartet (drummer Bernie Dresel, bassist Larry Kohut, Richard Kriehn on mandolin and fiddle, and Chris Siebold on guitar); and an update on the last few weeks worth of News from Lake Wobegon. 

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