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Garrison Keillor on Stage in Vermont

A couple weeks a bunch of us Sockladies went to a live taping of A Prarie Home Companion at Champlain Valley Fair in Burlington, Vermont – which was part of The Rhubarb Tour. It was an absolute blast. The show was fantastic and it was just so much fun to watch – the whole cast did a fantastic job of putting on a live show for a big audience.

Anyway… the reason all us Sock-folk were there was because Solmate Socks was the official sponsor for that stop of The Ruhbarb Tour. That taping will be broadcast on this weekend’s airing of A Prarie Home Companion. We all had so much fun and even got to meet Garrison and the crew backstage after the show. And of course there was plenty of very yummy Rhubarb Pie to eat! Mmm…

So please listen in this weekend. If you’re not sure what station to tune into, you can check out the station listings here.

Garrison Keilor and Marrianne "The Socklady" Wakerlin

Garrison and Marianne The Socklady

If you miss the radio broadcast of the show, you can go to the Prairie Home Companion website and go to Audio Highlights of Last Week’s Show to hear it (top left section of the page). You can also listen to The News from Lake Wobegon as a podcast (updated every Monday). If you use iTunes, you can subscribe to The News from Lake Wobegon here.

From the PHC website:  “This week on A Prairie Home Companion, we just can’t say goodbye to summer sunshine, so we’re bringing you a show from the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, Vermont. With Suzy Bogguss, The Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band, The Royal Academy of Radio Actors: Tim Russell, Sue Scott, Fred Newman, and The News from Lake Wobegon. Join us this week for our final grandstand rendezvous before the massive cold fronts descend, and darkness prevails once again on the Northern borders.

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