Garrison Keillor Coming Back To Music Hall in November
Warm up the Powdermilk Biscuits, Garrison Keillor is coming back to Music Hall. Keillor broadcasts his second Thanksgiving weekend "A Prairie Home Companion" in three years from Music Hall on Nov. 29.
Keillor is truly enamored with Music Hall. He called it "the grandest hall we've ever done our show in" on his broadcast here on Nov. 25, 2006.
Folks at Cincinnati Public Radio (WGUC-FM/WVXU-FM) figured they had a good chance of getting Keillor back here from his open display of affection for Music Hall and Cincinnati’s rich music/radio history. Before the show, he walked off the stage and into the center of the hall to look up at the "painted dome of naked ladies." After the show, Keillor mingled with people and signed autographs -- which he seldom does. Still, getting him twice in three years is a coup.
Tickets will be available Oct. 1 to members of Cincinnati Public Radio stations (WVXU-FM, WGUC-FM). Last time they sold out in several hours. (You can become a member during the stations' fund drives later this month. Of course.)
In 2006, Keillor reminisced about Rosemary Clooney, Roy Rogers, King Records, Chet Akins, Doris Day and WLW-AM. How can he top that? Maybe by showcasing some of Cincinnati's great musical talent? Maybe Over the Rhine? Bonnie Lou? Katie Reider?
WVXU-FM may be asked for talent suggestions, so let's start a list. Who would be a good fit for "A Prairie Home Companion?"