Sara Watkins set to be Prairie Home's first guest host

by Tom Crann

Sara Watkins, one of the founding members of Nickel Creek, performing tracks from her self-titled solo release.
Sara Watkins, one of the founding members of Nickel Creek, performing tracks from her self-titled solo release. (Minnesota Public Radio / Mike Pengra)
  1. Listen Sara Watkins hosts APHC

    Jan 7, 2011

A Prairie Home Companion is calling it an "historic first."

Garrison Keillor will step aside for one show, and let someone be the guest host.

The singer and fiddler Sarah Watkins will take a turn out in front, while Keillor watches his show from the sidelines, until it's time for the news from Lake Wobegon. He'll still deliver his signature monologue.

Sarah Watkins joined All Things Considered host Tom Crann to talk more about this upcoming "experiment."