* NOTE: This program begins at 4:00pm.
The longtime host of A Prairie Home Companion, Garrison Keillor is beloved for his unique Midwestern humor, encyclopedic memory, and rich baritone voice. Born in Anoka, Minnesota, Keillor graduated from the University of Minnesota (’66), and now lives in St. Paul and New York City. He is the author of numerous books, including Pilgrims: A Wobegon Romance; O, What A Luxury: Verses Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic & Profound; and The Keillor Reader. He is also the editor of the Good Poems anthologies. Keillor starred as himself in the Robert Altman film A Prairie Home Companion. He has announced that this is his last year of hosting the hugely popular radio show.
Keyboardist, composer, and arranger Richard Dworsky is A Prairie Home Companion’s music director. He leads the band, composes themes, improvises script underscores, and collaborates with such diverse guests as Yo-Yo Ma, James Taylor, Brad Paisley, Kristin Chenoweth, and Sheryl Crow. He has released many recordings of original material and has provided music for documentaries on HBO and PBS.