Long-running Minnesota Public Radio variety show A Prairie Home Companion recently announced that retiring founder Garrison Keillor would be replaced with a new host, Chris Thile of the Americana trio Nickel Creek. Last night was the show’s first episode in its new incarnation, featuring guests Jack White, the band Lake Street Dive, and comedian Maeve Higgins.
White is still promoting his recent Acoustic Recordings release, and he performed two songs from that collection, “City Lights” and the Raconteurs’ “Caroline Drama” (featuring Thile on mandolin). Third Man Records signee Margo Price joined in for a version of the White Stripes song “I’m Lonely (But I Ain’t That Lonely Yet).” Prairie Home Companion has never been this hip. Watch below.