Jack White and Margo Price performed on ‘A Prairie Home Companion,’ on the premiere episode of the new season, the first after longtime host Garrison Keillor retired. You can see video highlights and photos right here.
Jack White was among the rooster of music guests on that first episode of the new season of A Prairie Home Companion and the first since creator and longtime host Garrison Keillor retired after 42 years. The new host is the mandolin virtuoso of Chris Thile the trio Nickel Creek. Rising country music star, Margo Price joined him on stage for a couple of songs.
Needless to say, it’s hard to imagine the show without the iconic Keiller News from Lake Wobegon monologue. So yes, there was plenty of buzz over that alone, as Thile took to the stage at the famed Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota. But not least, among the musical guests was none other than. Jack White.
Known for his work with The White Stripes as well as The Dead Weather and The Raconteurs, his latest album is the ‘Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016.’ It was released in September to critical acclaim. Rolling Stone said of the songs that comprise the anthology that they “slip from blues to country to gospel to Sixties rock and back in a blink, exchanging spontaneity and craft so effortlessly there’s no discernible difference between the two.”
And for her part, Margo Price, has gone from obscurity to fame with her brilliant debut album, ‘Midwest Farmer’s Daughter,’ and is being celebrated as an exciting and unique voice in country music.
Jack White went acoustic, delivering a stunning rendition of The White Stripes’ classic “City Lights.” He also gave a new twist to The Raconteurs’ “Carolina Drama” featuring Chris Thile’s on the mandolin. Margo Price joined him in a duet performance of The White Stripes’ “I’m Lonely (But I Ain’t That Lonely Yet)” and for a cover of Bobby Bare’s 1990s country music hit “(Margie’s At) The Lincoln Park Inn.”
You can watch Jack White and Margo Price performing on A Prairie Home Companion below.