March 22, 1997
Live from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota, with Greg Brown, Diana Krall, Kate MacKenzie, and Robin and Linda Williams.

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00:00LOGO (RA)
00:11TISHOMINGO
01:05OPENING CREDITS (RA)
01:50SEGUE INTO KENTUCKY WALTZ (RA)
04:29WINTER/SPRING SCRIPT (RA)
05:19GK'S SONNET TO SPRING
10:32HELLO, YOUNG LOVERS
13:05applause
13:19LUTHERANS/ST. PATRICK'S DAY (RA)
17:55"Don't Pick on Lutherans" Polka
18:24applause
18:45GUY NOIR: LOST KEYS (RA)
30:15GK segues to BILL MONROE TRIBUTE
30:52BLUE MOON OF KENTUCKY--GK talks about Bill Monroe's birthplace/early years
33:07RAWHIDE
34:46applause
35:45UNCLE PEN
38:00Bill Monroe joins WLS in Chicago
39:09new RIVER TRAIN
41:46Bill Monroe forms the Blue Grass Boys
43:02SITTING ALONE IN THE MOONLIGHT
43:58Earl Scruggs joins the Blue Grass Boys
44:44MOLLY AND TENBROOKS
46:31Travelling tent show
47:44GK talks with Peter Rowan (RA)
49:40GK talks with Roland White
53:00WHEELHOSS
55:00GK talks about the end of Bill Monroe's life (RA)
57:09MULESKINNER BLUES
59:45applause
1:00:49THAT'S A PLENTY
1:04:16Welcome back to the second half....BERTHA'S BIRDCAT (RA)
1:05:29FRED FARRELL: CAT CALLS
1:06:59Greetings (RA)--GK TALKS WITH MARTI WESTPHAL ABOUT HER DOGS
1:12:44DOGS TALK BACK TO TOM KEITH
1:13:54LET THE HARVEST GO TO SEED
1:18:12applause
1:18:25MONOLOGUE (RA)
1:43:50CHEYENNE
1:46:00TOOTHPASTE (RA)
1:48:45applause/GK introduces PAT DONOHUE (RA)
1:49:24MEXICAN VACATION
1:53:09TRAVELLING DOWN THAT LONESOME ROAD
1:55:24CREDITS
1:56:45LONG JOURNEY HOME
1:58:58Thank you

Guest Information
  • The Nashville Bluegrass Band
  • Kate MacKenzie
  • Peter Rowan
  • Scripts
  • Sonnet to Spring
  • Lutheran/St. Patrick's Day
  • Guy Noir
  • Toothpaste

  • Music Information
    Performers, music scipts and credits
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