40th Anniversary Spotlight: Not only is Duets my all-time favorite A Prairie Home Companion release, but it ranks as one of Garrison’s favorites, too! A Prairie Home Companion pays tribute to the rich musical heritage of the show. Every week, A Prairie Home Companion features diverse guests performing classic songs, favorites and sometimes duets. Now this one-of-a-kind CD features some of the show’s best live performances, combining classic performances along with a few rarities.
Standout tracks include “Blues Stay Away from Me” by the Everly Brothers, “Fiddlin’ Around” by the late, great Chet Atkins and “Banks of the Marble” by Leo Kottke. Other guest performers include Iris DeMent, Butch Thompson, Richard Dworsky, Laurie Lewis and Gillian Welch. Make no mistake — Duets is a gem to be treasured and a CD you will find yourself listening to again and again.