A Prairie Home Companion
All Stations: Sat, 6-8 pm | Sun: News Stations, 12-2 pm; Classical Stations: 10 am-12 pm
- Hosted by Chris Thile
A child prodigy, Chris Thile first rose to fame as a member of Grammy Award-winning trio Nickel Creek, with whom he released three albums and sold two million records. As a soloist he has released five albums, as well as performing and recording extensively as a duo with Edgar Meyer and with fellow eminent mandolinist Mike Marshall. Other stellar musicians with whom Thile has collaborated include Béla Fleck, Hilary Hahn, and Yo-Yo Ma.
In the fall of 2016, Chris Thile took over at the helm of A Prairie Home Companion, a public radio favorite since 1974. At the time, Garrison Keillor, the show’s creator and host announced: "He is, I think, the great bluegrass performer of our time and he is a beautiful jazz player. There just isn’t anything he can’t do — and he is very enthusiastic about live radio."