Magazine article Acoustic Guitar

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Magazine article Acoustic Guitar

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'HOME' SWEET HOME

Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers co-founder, mandolin virtuoso, and multi-instrumentalist Chris Thile will become the new host of NPR's A Prairie Home Companion starting in 2016. Thile has twice served as a guest host on the popular public-radio show, which features heartfelt traditional music and storytelling. Longtime host Garrison Keillor will retain an active role in the coming season and beyond, acting as co-host, writer, and executive producer over a lengthy transition.

SONGSMITHS HONORED

The Songwriters Hall of Fame ushered in its 46th year of honoring songwriting legends. Van Morrison received the Johnny Mercer Award, the hall's highest honor, which is bestowed to writers with a long history of outstanding creative works. Other new inductees included the Grateful Dead songwriting team of Robert Hunter and the late Jerry Garcia, rock composer Linda Perry, the late Chicago bluesman Willie Dixon, and country star Toby Keith. …

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