Live from Here Highlights
Live from Here Highlights

Chris Thile steps to the mic as the host of Live from Here (formerly A Prairie Home Companion), a live public radio variety show. Download Chris’s Song of the Week plus other highlights from the broadcast. Produced by American Public Media.

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6 min

Out in America: Los Angeles - January 11, 2020

This week: Tom Papa celebrates the Los Angeles food scene with a stop at Tony’s Mexican Grill and meets a mechanic named Fernando and an Uber driver named Donna, along with a few mythical L.A. characters (originally from February 2, 2019). Find Tom’s tour dates at tompapa.com.
4 min

Song of the Week: Barkeeper - January 11, 2020

Chris Thile's Song of the Week, "Barkeeper," from our January 11, 2020 show (originally from February 2, 2019). The band: Chris Thile, Sara Watkins, Mike Elizondo, Jeff Babko, Chris Eldridge, Trevor Lawrence Jr., and Gabe Witcher. — Lyrics: We’re here For the vibe For the grog For the people That brought us We’re here For the love Of these Gods That ain’t trying to stop us And I’m here ‘Cause it calms me down Why are you here, Barkeeper? We’re here For a glance From a girl Or a boy That reminds us There’s more To our lives Than the goals Dead ahead And behind us And I’m here ‘Cause it calms me down Whispers breathe in Don’t just breathe out And I’ll stay for as many rounds As it takes you to answer Why are you here, Barkeeper? It ain’t the money ‘else You would’ve made a killing Selling out to those Scientologists They would’ve had to clear all of us to raze this building... Of the vibe Of the grog Of the people That brought us Of the love And these Gods That ain’t trying to stop us And I’m here ‘Cause it calms me down Whispers breathe in Don’t just breathe out And I’ll stay for as many rounds As it takes you to answer Why are you here, Barkeeper? It ain’t the glory ‘else You would’ve been out years ago Before the movie stars soured on your Zombies Now you’re laying ‘em on me like I’m Brando And you’re the man in the photo on the back wall And I wonder If a fella’s ever shone brighter in his daddy’s shadow Yeah, a fella’s never shone brighter in his daddy’s shadow Well, I hope you all are having a good night It’s Wednesday which is when I like to toast my dad, Ray That’s his picture up there, you’ve probably seen it. Anyway, he was the master ninja, he built the tiki, so Here’s to you Dad All right Bottoms up, everyone Have fun
8 min

Out in America: Kansas City - January 4, 2020

Tom Papa visits 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 (originally from January 12, 2019). Find Tom’s tour dates at tompapa.com.
4 min

Fail Better (Three Advil and a Coffee) - January 4, 2020

Download Chris Thile's Song of the Week, "Fail Better (Three Advil and a Coffee)," from our January 4, 2020 show (originally from January 12, 2019). The band: Gaby Moreno, Mike Elizondo, Tyler Chester, Chris Eldridge, Alex Hargreaves, and Trevor Lawrence Jr. — Lyrics: Three Advil and a coffee Could cure whatever ailed me In my twenties: Sunlight loomed like a wall (On a late morning after) I woke up in a well (They threw me a ladder) I said “thank God for y’all (I thought I was a goner”) They said “we're happy to help (At least ‘til you’re older) Soon it won’t be last call (That’s leaving you hammered) It’ll be the plight of the world (And the vanity of your efforts) So keep your eye on the ball (Your mind over matter) And they’ll help find you a girl (Sooner or later) And when you fall down a well (She’ll throw you a ladder) And when the world goes to hell (You can crawl out together) Singing ‘Darling you’re my Advil Darling you’re my coffee In the bitter light of morning Darling you’re my Advil Darling you’re my coffee In the bitter light of 2019 Everybody trying to do the right thing If only for their own’” So Darling be my Advil Darling be my coffee In the bitter light of morning Darling be my Advil Darling be my coffee In the bitter light of 2019 Everybody’s trying to do the right thing Who knows? It might get done
5 min

Out In America: New York City - December 28, 2019

Our Out In America correspondent Tom Papa heads to New York City, meets a couple from Dallas at the Broome Street Bar, visits the legendary Comedy Cellar, and chats with a security guard at his hotel after he finds himself locked out of his room. (Originally from our December 16, 2017 episode.) Find Tom’s tour dates at tompapa.com.
4 min

Song of the Week: Ornaments - December 28, 2019

Download Chris Thile's Song of the Week, "Ornaments," from our December 28, 2019 compilation broadcast. (Originally from December 9, 2017) The band: Chris Thile, Aoife O'Donovan, Rich Dworsky, Mike Elizondo, Alex Hargreaves, Julian Lage, and Ted Poor. — Lyrics: Don we now Our winter coats Cheery as a Christmas bonus Deck the yard with icons Our neighbors may not like 'em Set up the lights And the plastic sheep Watch our seasonal belief start to trickle down May our seasonal belief forever trickle down Damn we now Our vague concerns The sky could fall, Rome might start burning Deck the hall with revelry And no regard for history It's all rum and dancing Fun and games 'Til someone slips on the perspiration that trickles down Someone catch the perspiration as it trickles down Ornaments Hang from the branches Hang from the branches The year that was Hangs from the branches (Hangs in the balance) Hangs from the branches America Hangs in the balance Hangs in the balance Dim we now Our screens in bed Exhausted as a line of credit Deck the room with worry Dream of fire and fury We smell the smoke We smell the smoke We smell the smoke From the burning hills We hear the senate swear their millions will trickle down May the good lord let their joy and comfort trickle down I know I'm on your list Because I got my wish But something's gotta give 'Cause someone always lifts you up In America we trust God's been good to us
6 min

Out in America: Austin, TX - December 21, 2019

Our traveling correspondent, comedian Tom Papa experiences the music, beer, barbeque, colorful characters, and festive weirdness of Austin, Texas. Originally from our December 15, 2018 episode. Find Tom’s tour dates at tompapa.com.
6 min

Song of the Week: Letters - December 14, 2019

Download Chris Thile’s Song of the Week for December 14, 2019: “Letters” The band: Chris Thile, Sarah Jarosz, Mike Elizondo, Eric Doob, Chris Eldridge, Alex Hargreaves, Brett Williams — Lyrics: TELEGRAPH OPERATORS (Chris) Sleep my child and peace attend thee All through the night Guardian angels God will lend thee All through the night Soft the drowsy hours are creeping Hill and vale in slumber steeping I my loving vigil keeping All through the night Though I roam a minstrel lonely All through the night My true harp shall praise sing only All through the night... LINCOLN (Sarah) My dear Sir and Madam In the loss of your noble son My affliction here is scarcely less than your own Our acquaintance began less than two years ago Yet I can proudly say we knew each other well And that the honors he labored for so laudably, and, in the sad end, so gallantly gave his life for, he meant for you, no less than for himself. May God give you that consolation which is beyond all earthly power Yours in our common affliction... TELEGRAPH OPERATORS (Chris) Love's young dream, alas, is over Yet my strains of love shall hover Near the presence of my lover All through the night... LINCOLN: Dear Mrs. Ainesworth I’ve been informed by an adjutant general That your noble husband Has died on the field of battle I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine As sorrow threatens to blot out the sun And blind you to what might yet be won Let the memory of the brave man you loved remind you Remind you How much the prize of freedom is worth How great the role is of death in rebirth And such peace as there exists on this earth Will find you find you find you TELEGRAPH OPERATORS (Sarah) Love to thee my thoughts are turning All through the night All for thee my heart is yearning All through the night LINCOLN (Chris) Dear Fanny I am deeply saddened To hear of the death your father Sadder still to think of the pain Your young heart is being made to suffer... Dear George I too was a child when I lost my first parent Dear Sir as you know I’m a parent whose buried his child So I know what I say when I say that As sorrow threatens to blot out the sun And blinds you to what might yet be won Let the memory of your father, husband, son remind you Remind you How much the prize of freedom is worth How great the role is of death in rebirth And such peace as there exists on this earth Will find you find you find you TELEGRAPH OPERATORS (Sarah, then Sarah and Chris): Though sad fate our lives may sever Parting will not last forever There’s a hope that leaves me never All through the night
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