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June 29, 2015 | Chris Thile to take over Prairie Home Companion hosting. For real!

All the internet chatter started over at the Mandolin Cafe appears to be verified, even by the hometown paper, the Minneapolis Star Tribune that founder and long time MC at the popular weekly public radio show, Prairie Home Companion is handing the baton (or Blue Chip pick?) over to internationally acclaimed musician and mandolin royalty Chris Thile.

Garrison Keillor has attempted retirement many times the past decade and a half, but this time he appears to have a plan, and that includes the new young host.

It was intriguing absorbing the buzz on the Cafe, stages of verification and validation growing strength and credibility by the hour Sunday.

Read article: Garrison Keillor's retirement: Is he for real this time?

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We don't know what's more exciting, hearing more Chris Thile mandolin or less Garrison Keillor's hack baritone vocals.

Posted by Ted at June 29, 2015 9:50 AM


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