“Prairie Home Companion” fans, rejoice. A new collection of Garrison Keillor ballads, duets, poetry, and tales is now available to you. However, if you’re anticipating satisfying yarns, you may be disappointed by this mostly musical collection. The best performances from the summer tour of 2010 highlight Nickel Creek's Sara Watkins, the hilarious sound effects of Fred Newman, and Guy's All-Star Shoe Band. Keillor's firm, distinctive baritone renders the intermittent stories with his hallmark passion, salient emphasis, and gentle sensitivity. He describes human experience from the heart. Sound quality and volume occasionally waiver, but when the content is as humorous and meaningful as this, a few quirks don’t hinder the listening enjoyment. A.W. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2011]
Trade Ed. HighBridge Audio 2011
CD ISBN 9781611742794 $24.95 Two CDs
DD ISBN 9781611742800 $17.47
Library Ed. HighBridge Audio 2011
CD ISBN 9781611743982 $55.00 Two CDs
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