Garrison Keillor Talks Transition Out Of 'A Prairie Home Companion' Host Role, Chris Thile To Guest-Host, Co-Host In 2015-16
June 29, 2015 at 12:53 PM (PT)
GARRISON KEILLOR offered some insight into his transition out of the regular hosting job at "A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION," telling the BERKSHIRE EAGLE that he will be turning the reins of the public radio show over to NICKEL CREEK mandolinist and singer CHRIS THILE for two weeks during the 2015-16 season and will co-host with THILE for several weeks. THILE guest-hosted the show for two weeks in FEBRUARY.
KEILLOR told the EAGLE in an email interview that "CHRIS is my man, and I'm eager to stay home and read books. But of course, I'll do whatever needs to be done to assure an easy transition — sing, dance, do 'Guy Noir,' talk about my home town, whatever is required." He added that he expects to be a guest but not host in the 2016-17 season, which will see the show complete its evolution into a "music-intensive variety show."