Garrison Keillor

Prairie Home "Love and Comedy" Tour

Presented by Nederlander Concerts and Emporium Presents

Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home "Love and Comedy" Tour with Richard Dworsky & The Road Hounds, Aoife O’Donovan, and Fred Newman will make a stop at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on August 22. Tickets from the original Greek Theatre show will not be honored on this new date, however refunds are available at the point-of-purchase. 

Garrison Keillor, the well-known author, storyteller, humorist, voice actor, and radio personality from Minnesota began his radio career as a freshman at the University of Minnesota.  He went to work for Minnesota Public Radio in 1969, and from July 6, 1974 through July 1, 2016, he created and hosted his popular variety show, A Prairie Home Companion. His many books include Lake Wobegon Days, The Book of Guys, Pilgrims: A Wobegon Romance, Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny, and The Keillor Reader (Viking). He is the host of the daily program The Writer’s Almanac and the editor of several anthologies of poetry, most recently, Good Poems: American Places (Viking). In 2006, Keillor played himself in the movie adaptation of his show, a film directed by Robert Altman. In 2007 he opened an independent bookstore, Common Good Books, in St. Paul, the city where he and his wife make their home.

With her ethereal voice and substantive songwriting, Aoife O’Donovan captivates fans and critics alike. She was lead singer of the string band Crooked Still and a featured vocalist on The Goat Rodeo Sessions, the Grammy-winning album by Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, and Chris Thile. Her own recordings include 2016’s In the Magic Hour, follow-up to her acclaimed solo debut, Fossils. Her most recent release, Man In A Neon Coat: Live From Cambridge, is a collection of original songs and covers, recorded live at The Sinclair.

Sound effects man Fred Newman is an actor, writer, musician, and sound designer for film and TV. Turns out, no one is more surprised than Fred that he’s made a career out of doing what he used to do behind the teacher’s back — crossing his eyes, making sounds, and doing voices. He readily admits that growing up, he was unceremoniously removed from several classrooms, “once by my bottom lip.”

Keyboardist, composer, arranger, and longtime Prairie Home Companion music director Richard Dworsky has collaborated with diverse musicians, provided music for documentaries on HBO and PBS and has released many recordings of original material, including his latest, All In Due Time. The Road Hounds, consist of bassist Larry Kohut, mandolinist Richard Kriehn, and guitarist Chris Siebold.

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