Sara Watkins Performs on Prairie Home Companion

3 12 2009

Growing up we always listed to Prairie Home Companion on the Saturday trips coming home from the mountains.  For two hours the family sat in silence and listened to the news of Lake Wobegon. Garrison Keillor and his crew of generationally challenged misfits (they are from an era long gone, and this is a compliment) wowed us with their sound effects and enticed us with Guy Noir.  We also found great comfort in the music, which as a commentary on our culture, seemed to be the balm to our wounds. 

This past Thanksgiving weekend, Sara Watkins (one of my favorites)was featured on Prairie Home Companion.  Taped before a live studio audience you are able to hear the laughs, and applause. I could swear that sometimes you can even hear a tear rolling down a cheek.  This was the same for Ms. Watkins performance of “Where Will You Be?” at The Town Hall in New York City.  Including a brief interview Ms. Watkins also covered Linda Ronstadt’s, “Different Drum,” and another new song, “Too Much,” from her first self titled solo album

If you enjoy the music of Sara Watkins as much as I do, then I hope you will take the opportunity to listen to her segments.  If you have never listed to Prairie Home Companion and/or missed this broadcast, go ahead and indulge in the full two hours.  You will not be disappointed. 

All pictures are from Prairie Home Companion.




2 responses

4 12 2009

I’m so glad you posted this- I heard her on NPR last week, but couldn’t remember her last name. I’ll have to go out and get her CD, love her.

13 01 2010
Sara Watkins on Prairie Home Companion (Again) « Sweet Iced Tea

[…] recording includes new songs from her album (though different from her last appearance on PHC), and a brand new song that she and Jon Foreman (Switchfoot) co-wrote.   I love the picture of […]

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