A Prairie Home Companion

Things to do, Performances
Chris Thile
Photograph: Courtesy Brantley Gutierrez

After four decades of Garrison Keillor's wry humor and tales from Lake Wobegon, the 36-year-old Chris Thile has brought a more modern, music-first approach to the beloved show's voyage into the Great American Songbook. The virtuoso mandolinist has already added his own touch to the touring show, with past genre-spanning guests like Jack White, Trey Anastasio and Esperanza Spalding as well as stand-up from John Hodgman, Maria Bamford and Tig Notaro.