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This week: we begin a brief (three-week) break with a rebroadcast of our season opener from the Palace Theatre in Saint Paul. Recent Grammy winner Chris Stapleton joined us to sing "Broken Halos" and "Without Your Love," Julien Baker performed "Appointments" and "Hurt Less," and Laurie Kilmartin shared a few thoughts on motherhood. Plus: Chris Thile's "Prescription"; Emily King sings "Good Friend"; Bertrand Falstaff Heine bumps into his rival, James; and from the Brooklyn-Based yuppies who brought you "Breathy Acoustic Covers of Pop Songs" comes "Breathy Acoustic Covers of Party Songs." Tune in, and we'll see you back live again on February 24th with a broadcast from the Fitzgerald Theater.

  • Chris Thile

    By the time Chris Thile turned 15, he had already been playing mandolin for a decade. He’d also started Nickel Creek with Sara and Sean Watkins, and released his first solo recording, 1994’s Leading Off. This Grammy winner and MacArthur Fellow teams up with numerous musicians in myriad styles and leads acoustic quintet Punch Brothers. His albums include Thanks for Listening (Nonesuch) 10 studio recordings originally written as Prairie Home Companion Songs of the Week. He is now in his second season hosting the show.

  • Chris Stapleton

    Before 2015's Traveller took the Album of the Year at the CMA Awards, plus a Grammy for Best Country Album and a bunch of other honors, Chris Stapleton was lead singer of bluegrass band the SteelDrivers and rock band the Jompson Brothers -- and he was writing hit songs for the likes of Kenny Chesney, George Strait, Darius Rucker, Luke Bryan, and Brad Paisley. The Kentucky-raised singer-songwriter's second studio album is called From A Room: Volume 1. (Volume 2 is in the works.)

  • Julien Baker

    As one reviewer wrote, Julien Baker's music "seems to demand a certain kind of pin-drop attention." True. In the past few years, the fan base has snowballed for this Memphis-born singer-songwriter. After starting the band Forrister when she was 14, Julien released her first solo album, Sprained Ankle, in 2015. Her follow-up, Turn Out The Lights (Matador Records), is due for release later this month.

  • Laurie Kilmartin

    When Laurie Kilmartin was a kid, she wanted to be an Olympic swimmer. Lucky for comedy fans, she got hooked on making people laugh. She's an Emmy-nominated writer for CONAN, co-author of a New York Times best-seller, co-host of podcast The Jackie and Laurie Show, and stand-up comedian who has appeared on CONAN, Last Comic Standing, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Comedy Central. Her new book, Dead People Suck, will be released next year.

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