Garrison Keillor must love the Central Coast.
One of America's most beloved humorists, Keillor appeared solo in February at the Performing Arts Center in San Luis Obispo. Now hes returning to San Luis Obispo County this summer for another evening of folksy anecdotes and witty observations.
On July 14, the public radio personality will perform at the new Vina Robles Amphitheatre in Paso Robles alongside Aoife ODonovan, lead singer of progressive bluegrass/string band Crooked Still. Also joining Keillor on his Radio Romance Tour are sound-effects expert Fred Newman and The Guys All-Star Shoe Band.
A prolific author, essayist and performer who also owns a St. Paul, Minn., bookstore and publishes poetry collections, Keillor writes and hosts two radio shows: "A Prairie Home Companion," produced by American Public Media, and NPR's "The Writer's Almanac."
Keillor performed with the San Luis Obispo Symphony in 2002 and staged a live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion at the Performing Arts Center in 2003. He returned to the venue in 2007 and 2009.
For information about Julys show, visit www.prairiehome.org. Ticket prices have not yet been announced.