A Prairie Home Companion’s 50th Anniversary Tour comes to Akron, OH with Heather Masse, Christine DiGiallonardo, Rich Dworsky, Sue Scott, Fred Newman and Tim Russell.
A Prairie Home Companion’s 50th Anniversary Tour comes to Scranton, PA with Heather Masse, Christine DiGiallonardo, Rich Dworsky, Sue Scott, Fred Newman and Tim Russell.
Keillor & Company with Prudence Johnson, Dan Chouinard and Dean Magraw bring their show to Spokane, WA for a performance of classic love songs, poetry, The News from Lake Wobegon, and a conversation about Why You Should Go On Getting Older
A Prairie Home Companion’s 50th Anniversary Tour comes to the Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston, TX with our favorite regulars, Rich Dworsky, Sue Scott, Tim Russell and Fred Newman. Additional guests to be announced.
New Philadelphia, OH
Garrison Keillor brings his solo show to Kent State University. Poetry, Limericks, Sing-Along and the News from Lake Wobegon.
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 (Covid Vaccinations or negative Covid test within 72 hours – Masks also required indoors)
GARRISON KEILLOR TONIGHT with opener Debi Smith
Poetry, News from Lake Wobegon and Sing-Alongs
Garrison Keillor did A Prairie Home Companion for forty years, wrote fiction and comedy, invented a town called Lake Wobegon where all the children are above average, even though he himself grew up evangelical in a small separatist flock where all the children expected the imminent end of the world.
Since Prairie Home signed off, he has written a memoir (That Time of Year: A Minnesota Life), two novels (The Lake Wobegon Virus and soon-to-be-published Boom Town), and Living with Limericks, a collection that poet Billy Collins called “an inventive pastiche, which entertains, charms, reveals, then entertains some more.” In addition, there is The Writer’s Almanac (a daily podcast of poetry and historical interest pieces), a weekly column, and other writing — available via Substack.
He and his wife, Jenny Lind Nilsson, live in Minneapolis, not far from the YMCA where he was sent for swimming lessons at age 12 after his cousin drowned, and he skipped the lessons and went to the public library instead and to a radio studio to watch a noontime show with singers and a band. Thus, our course in life is set.
Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Debi Smith has garnered fans across the globe, whether as half of the sibling duo the Smith Sisters or as a member of the Four Bitchin’ Babes or for her solo performances. She has appeared at venues that include the Kennedy Center, the Guthrie Theater, Epcot Center, public radio’s A Prairie Home Companion, All Things Considered, Mountain Stage, and more. She has a stunning three-octave range; plus, as Sing Out! magazine pointed out, “Debi has a personality that can make a room light up.” “She is pure music,” said folk music legend Tom Paxton. Debi has released nine solo recordings, most recently Then and Now, due out in the fall of 2021. She lives in the Washington, D.C., area with her husband and son.