Garrison Keillor, creator and longtime host of the popular “A Prairie Home Companion” radio show, is planning to retire. In an interview with The Associated Press, Keillor said he “plans to step down as host after next season, following four decades of entertaining listeners with his baritone voice and folksy comedy sketches about Lake Wobegon, his mythical Minnesota hometown ‘where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average.'” To read Jeff Baenen’s entire AP article, click here.
Keillor is bringing “The America the Beautiful Tour 2015” to AMT on Sunday, August 2 at 7pm. Joining Garrison that evening will be singer Sarah Jarosz, pianist Richard Dworsky, sound effects master Fred Newman, The Radio Rhubarb Band with fiddling Richard Kriehn, guitarist Chris Siebold, and Guy Noir, Private Eye. They’ll be sharing news from Lake Wobegon, and reflecting on 41 years of radio history.
To purchase tickets to Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion” — “The America the Beautiful Tour” on August 2, click here.