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June 1, 2005 |

Dear Garrison,
I just saw John Prine perform in a venue worthy of his stature—the beautiful Arlene Schnitzer Performance Hall here in Portland. He tells wonderful stories in his songs, and I thought, "He should be on A Prairie Home Companion!"

Anyway I hope you will consider the great John Prine as a guest (I realize you may have had him on before and I just missed it).

Caroline Petrich
Portland, OR

Caroline, I'm glad to hear that the author of "Paradise" and "Dear Abby" and "Hello In There" is out doing good shows, and glad he got to play the Schnitzer and (I suppose) stay at the Heathman Hotel next to it, which is a grand place. The rooms feel elegant and homey and the restaurant is superb and has an excellent selection of Oregon wines. We've had John Prine on the show, most recently at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, and we'll be sure to sign him up for another appearance in the fall.

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