Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Love and Comedy Tour 2017 – Tickets – Oregon Zoo – Portland, OR – August 18th, 2017

Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Love and Comedy Tour 2017

Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts

Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Love and Comedy Tour 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$42.50 - $102.50

This event is all ages

Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home "Love and Comedy" Show
Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home "Love and Comedy" Show
Prairie Home Love & Comedy Tour. Two-plus hours of stories, love duets, Guy Noir, Cowboys, poetic outbursts, and our famous Singing Intermission at which the Eager & Able-Bodied stand and sing around the campfire. Garrison Keillor celebrating his 75th, with the extraordinary Aoife O’Donovan, sound-effects genius Fred Newman, Richard Dworsky and the Road Hounds. Prairie Home Love & Comedy Tour. Direct from the flatlands (“Not the end of the world but you can see it from there”) two-plus hours of stories, love duets, family drama, poetic outbursts, and our famous Singing Intermission. The Old Scout, Garrison Keillor, with the extraordinary Aoife O’Donovan, sound-effects genius Fred Newman, Richard Dworsky and the exemplary Road Hounds. Good times!

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Garrison Keillor was born in Anoka, Minnesota, and began his radio career as a freshman at the University of Minnesota, from which he graduated in 1966. He went to work for Minnesota Public Radio in 1969, and from July 6, 1974 through July 1, 2016, he created and hosted his popular variety show, A Prairie Home Companion. His many books include Lake Wobegon Days, The Book of Guys, Pilgrims: A Wobegon Romance, Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny, and The Keillor Reader (Viking). He is the host of the daily program The Writer’s Almanac and the editor of several anthologies of poetry, most recently, Good Poems: American Places (Viking). In 2006, Keillor played himself in the movie aAoife O’Donovan captivates fans and critics alike. She was lead singer of the string band Crooked Still and a featured vocalist on The Goat Rodeo Sessions, the Grammy-winning album by Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, and Chris Thile. Her own recordings daptation of his show, a film directed by Robert Altman. In 2007 he opened an independent bookstore, Common Good Books, in St. Paul, the city where he and his wife make their home.

With her ethereal voice and substantive songwriting, Aoife O’Donovan captivates fans and critics alike. She was lead singer of the string band Crooked Still and a featured vocalist on The Goat Rodeo Sessions, the Grammy-winning album by Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, and Chris Thile. Aoife is also 1/3 of the band I’m With Her, with Sara Watkins and Sarah Jarosz. Her own recordings include 2016’s In the Magic Hour, follow-up to her acclaimed solo debut, Fossils. Her most recent release, Man In A Neon Coat: Live From Cambridge, is a collection of original songs and covers, recorded live at The Sinclair.

Sound effects man Fred Newman is an actor, writer, musician, and sound designer for film and TV. Turns out, no one is more surprised than Fred that he’s made a career out of doing what he used to do behind the teacher’s back — crossing his eyes, making sounds, and doing voices. He readily admits that, growing up, he was unceremoniously removed from several classrooms, “ once by my bottom lip.”

RICH DWORSKY & THE ROAD HOUNDS: Keyboardist, composer, arranger, and longtime Prairie Home Companion music director Richard Dworskyhas collaborated with such diverse musicians as Yo-Yo Ma, James Taylor, Brad Paisley, Kristin Chenoweth, and Sheryl Crow. He has provided music for documentaries on HBO and PBS, and has released many recordings of original material, including his latest, All In Due Time. Bassist Larry Kohut has played on dozens of albums and many film scores, as well as performing with jazz artists such as Patricia Barber, Mel Tormé, Vincent Colaiuta, and Tony Bennett. In addition, he is an adjunct faculty member at Columbia College Chicago, where he teaches acoustic and electric bass.