A Prairie Home Companion
SATURDAY, May 11, 1996

Music performed on A Praire Home Companion, May 11, 1996
The Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul, Minnesota

REGULAR PERFORMERS:

Garrison Keillor, Tim Russell, Chris Forth, Tom Keith. The Guys All-Star Shoe Band: Richard Dworsky, piano; Andy Stein, fiddle, tenor sax; Pat Donohue, guitar, vocal; Greg Hippen, bass; Arnie Kinsella, percussion.

GUESTS:

Kate MacKenzie, guitar and vocals; Chris Thile, mandolin; Michael Cleveland, fiddle. Solas, featuring Seamus Egan: Seamus Egan, flute; Karan Casey, vocals; John Doyle, guitar, backing vocals; Winfred Horan, fiddle; John Williams, button accordion, concertina.

See below for Albums by Guest Artists.

TISHOMINGO BLUES
Garrison Keillor, RD, AS, PD, GH, AK
w/m: Spencer Williams; new words: Garrison Keillor
©1917 Joseph W. Stern and Co.

GREENLAND WHALE FISHERIES (FISHING OPENER SONG)
Garrison Keillor, PD, RD, GH, Chris Thile
w/m: traditional. new w: Garrison Keillor
©1996 Garrison Keillor

SHADOW RIDGE
Chris Thile, Michael Cleveland, PD, GH
m: Chris Thile
©1992 Chris Thile/Souther Melody Music Pub. Co. (BMI)
album: "Leading Off...," Sugar Hill Records SH-3828

STONEY LONESOME
Michael Cleveland, Chris Thile, Kate MacKenzie, GH
m: Bill Monroe

WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH THE MILL?
Kate MacKenzie, Michael Cleveland, Chris Thile, PD, GH
traditional
album: soon to be released (late September 1996)

"WESTERN" THEME ("The Lives of the Cowboys" script)
The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
m: Pat Donohue, Rich Dworsky
©1994

FLOWING BOWLS (reel medley)
Solas
arr. by Solas
album: "Solas," Shanachie Records 78002
FLOWING BOWL
traditional
MAURA BREATHNACT'S #1
m: Maura Breatnacht
THE DOON REEL
traditional
THE MASON'S MEN
m: John Williams
©Doolin Music

FEAR AN BHATA (song)
Solas
traditional, arr. by Solas
not recorded

MOTHER, THE QUEEN OF MY HEART
Garrison Keillor, Chris Thile, AS, PD, GH
w/m: Jimmie Rodgers, Hoyt Bryant
©1933 Peer International

THE SWEETEST GIFT, A MOTHER'S SMILE
Kate MacKenzie, Garrison Keillor, Chris Thile, AS, PD, GH
w/m: J.B. Coates

I WANT YOU TO BE MY BABY (as done by Louis Jordan)
Pat Donohue, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
w/m: Jon Hendricks

AT THE JAZZ BAND BALL (intermission)
The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
w/m: Edwin B. Edwards, James La Rocca, Anthony Sbarbaro, Larry Shields
©1918

POWDERMILK BISCUIT THEME
Garrison Keillor, Kate MacKenzie, Chris Thile, Michael Cleveland, RD, AS, PD, GH, AK
w/m: Garrison Keillor

CRAZY RHYTHM (under greetings)
Rich Dworsky, Andy Stein
w: Irving Caeser, m: Joseph Meyer, Roger Wolfe Kahn
©1928 Harms, Inc.

DON'T THIS ROAD LOOK ROUGH AND ROCKY
Kate MacKenzie, Garrison Keillor, Chris Thile, Michael Cleveland, GH
w/m: public domain

WHEEL HOSS
Michael Cleveland, Chris Thile, Kate MacKenzie, GH
m: Bill Monroe
album: "Comin' at Ya" (see below for information)

THE newRY HIGHWAYMAN (song)/BOYS OF TULLA (tune)
Solas
traditional, arr. by Solas
album: (The Newry Highwayman) "Solas," Shanachie Records 78002
(Boys of Tulla has not been recorded)

FAITH RIVER
Chris Thile, GH
m: Chris Thile
©1996 Chris Thile/Souther Melody Music Pub. Co. (BMI)
album: "Leading Off...," Sugar Hill Records SH-3828

RED RIVER VALLEY
Garrison Keillor, Kate MacKenzie, Solas (Karan Casey, vocal), Chris Thile, Michael Cleveland, RD, AS, PD, GH, AK
traditional

ALBUMS BY GUEST ARTISTS

Solas
Seamus Egan, "Traditional Music of Ireland," Shanachie Records 34015
Seamus Egan, "Week in January," Shanachie Records 65005
Seamus Egan, "When Juniper Sleeps," Shanchie Records 79097
John Williams, "John Williams," Green Linnet 1157
Winfred Horan is the fiddler for Sharon Shannon

Kate MacKenzie
"Let Them Talk," Red House Records, RHR 66
Stoney Lonesome, "Blue Heartache," Red House Records, RHR 51
Stoney Lonesome, "Lonesome Tonight," Red House, RHR 46

Michael Cleveland
in addition to "Comin' at Ya," he has two other cassettes, "Buttons and Bows," and "One for 'Mac'"
for copies of his cassettes, write to:
Cleveland Music
2002 Balfour Drive
Louisville, KY. 40242

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