Not sure Prairie Home Companion news belongs here but thought this was interesting - first ever guest host fueling speculation about a replacement for Gary K. Sara Watkins is amazing.
Watkins, who grew up in Vista, Calif., is best known for her work with Nickel Creek, the Grammy-winning progressive bluegrass group that is on hiatus. In 2009, she released her self-titled solo debut, produced by John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin fame. She is scheduled to play fiddle with the Decemberists, a popular indie-rock band, on their 2011 tour. Watkins did choose the musical guests for the Jan. 15 "Prairie Home" -- banjo ace Abigail Washburn and singer-songwriter Tom Brousseau -- but Keillor will be writing the show as usual.
Robert Plant, John Paul Jones - I think I'll have to go listen to some of this Led Zeppelin stuff.