Elvin & The Big Fun Trio return to Prairie Home Companion Sat., May 14th! Tune in…
May 14, 2016
Land of the Skies
INB Performing Arts Center | Spokane, WA | Get Tickets
This week: we’re live from the INB Performing Arts Center in Spokane, Washington, just a few steps from the majestic waterfalls on the Spokane River. Bluesman Elvin Bishop is bringing his Big Fun Trio — with Bob Welsh on guitar and Willy Jordan Jr. on percussion — up from the Bay Area to lay down a few searing licks, old school Western singer and world-renowned yodeler Wylie Gustafson heads over from northern Montana, and our friend Aoife O’Donovan is back to deliver songs with a voice as clear and bright as the air of the Columbia Plateau. Plus: Kate Beahen joins Tim Russell and Fred Newman in our Royal Academy of Radio Actors as they bring the characters of The Lilac City to life; and music director and pianist Rich Dworsky commands our house band (drummer Bernie Dresel, bassist Larry Kohut, Richard Kriehn on mandolin and fiddle, and Chris Siebold on guitar). All that, and a report on the latest rumors and rumblings from Lake Wobegon, and we’ve got ourselves two hours worth of radio. Tune in!!