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This Week on A Prairie Home Companion with Chris Thile

Oct 27, 2016

This week, we close out our fall run in Saint Paul with a broadcast from the famed Fitzgerald Theater. Bassist, singer, and composer Esperanza Spalding 

Esperanza Spalding
Credit Holly Andres

brings her genre-bending band to the Fitz stage for a few tunes sure to induce spontaneous dancing up and down Exchange Street, on both banks of the Mississippi River, and across the country; Dawes 

Dawes
Credit Clara Balzary

add their road-honed Southern California rock n' roll to help warm up a Minnesota fall that's suddenly turned chilly; and comedian and writer Aparna Nancherla

Aparna Nancherla

joins us from the Biggest Apple. Plus: our host Chris Thile will debut another brand-new song with The First-Call Radio Players (singer Gaby Moreno, Rich Dworsky on keys, bassist Alan Hampton, Alex Hargreaves on fiddle, guitarist Julian Lage, and Ted Poor on drums); and we'll have comedy, drama, characters, and more from our extra-Royal Academy of Radio Actors — Serena Brook, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman. It's two hours of live radio on a Saturday evening, the perfect warmup for what's sure to be a thrilling Game 4, and you can even watch live (Saturday, 6pm – 8pm  at prairiehome.org.