Listen: Garrison Keillor Chats About Retiring, Writing & Bringing ‘Prairie Home’ To Chattanooga 9/9

Sep 1, 2017

Garrison Keillor.
Credit Prairie Home Productions

Although he's retired from hosting the radio version of A Prairie Home Companion, Garrison Keillor is bringing his live (non-broadcast) Prairie Home "Love and Comedy" Tour to Chattanooga's Tivoli Theatre on Saturday, September 9, 2017. This live performance features musicians Richard Dworsky and The Road Hounds and Heather Masse, and sound-effects wizard Fred Newman.

According to Keillor's Web site, it's going to be "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." 

In this interview, Keillor discusses:

-Why, at 75 years old & semi-retired, he still longs for life on the road

-His decision to stop writing fiction

-His early days in radio

-Why he wants to hear more Trump supporters on the radio