Nov 26, 2014 7:39 PM

Mandolinist Thile to guest host 'Prairie Home'

The Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Host Garrison Keillor plans to stay home and listen to "A Prairie Home Companion" on the radio for a couple of shows this winter.

Mandolinist Chris Thile (THEE'-lee) of the band Nickel Creek will be the guest host for shows Feb. 7 and 14 from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul.

It's only the second time in the show's 40-year history that it's had a guest host. Singer and fiddler Sara Watkins, Thile's bandmate in Nickel Creek, hosted in 2011.

Keillor says "Prairie Home" has been "a pretty dependable show, and now and then it likes to do something entirely different."

The 72-year-old humorist and best-selling author says he looks forward "to sitting at home and listening" to the shows.

Tickets for the show's winter run go on sale Tuesday.


--  Dealing with the Disease of Addiction? Click here for help --

More from

NH1 News Debates
NH1 News Replay

NH1 on Twitter

NH1 SkyView Cameras

NH1 on Facebook

Check out NH1 News Rail Polls on LockerDome on LockerDome