This week: Tom Papa starts 2019 with a visit to wintry Kansas City, where he learns about a bit of family drama from a stranger in the hotel lobby and meets a jovial man named Big Daddy at a BBQ joint.
Chris Thile's Song of the Week, "Fail Better (Three Advil and a Coffee)," from our January 12, 2019 show. The band: Gaby Moreno, Mike Elizondo, Tyler Chester, Chris Eldridge, Alex Hargreaves, and Trevor Lawrence Jr.
Download the Song of the Week, "January 2018, Part 1," for January 5, 2019 (originally from our January 6, 2018 broadcast). The band: Chris Thile, Gaby Moreno, Rich Dworsky, Brittany Haas, Alan Hampton, Julian Lage, and Ted Poor.
Tom Papa spends some time in Chicago’s depressingly festive O’Hare airport, talks with a pair of Green Bay Packers fans, and commiserates with a gate agent who’s beset by frustrated travelers (originally from December 8, 2018).
Download the Song of the Week, "Laysong" — originally from our October 20, 2018 show. The band: Chris Thile, Aoife O'Donovan, Mike Elizondo, Chris Eldridge, Brittany Haas, Trevor Lawrence Jr., and Dave Palmer.