January 24, 1998
Live from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minneosota, with Ian Frazier, Peter Ostroushko, and BeauSoleil.

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Recorded on January 24, 1998, from St. Paul, Minnesota.
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00:00LOGO
00:14Tishomingo (RA)
01:03Opening credits--intro guests
04:30Pat intro tune
04:38THE SNOW SHUFFLE (RA)
07:55applause--GK talk about winter/Proust in the Midwest-- Talk with Peter Ostroushko
12:43VIRGINIA REEL FROM HELL (RA)
17:47applause
18:05Peter announce musicians/talk about Heart of Heartland
19:42HEART OF THE HEARTLAND (RA)
23:24applause--GK back announce
23:47Talk about guys in old system of childbirth, etc.
26:17POWDERMILK BISCUIT THEME (RA)
27:31applause--GK intro Ian Frazier
27:57Ian Frazier set up piece
28:42LAMENTATIONS OF A FATHER (RA)
37:18applause
37:48OLE FONTENOT'S SWEDISH CAJUN CAFE
38:52applause--intro Beausoleil
39:10newZ REEL
41:46applause--Michael Doucet talk
42:20Ma Vie S'est Arretee
47:30SILVER LINING
103:00applause--GK segue to intermission (RA)
103:32MISS ANNABEL LEE
107:04welcome back to second half
107:20GREETINGS (RA)
110:26PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK
110:45GK talk with Ian Frazier
113:15REMINDER ABOUT T-TUTT (RA)
114:51GK INTRO ANDY STEIN
115:03GET HAPPY (RA)
117:40applause--GK talk with Peter Ostroushko
120:35PUPPY BELLY DANCE (RA)
124:46applause
125:06MONOLOGUE--Hockey Game story (RA)
147:00DOWNTOWN STOMP (M) (RA)
148:22APPLAUSE--GK BACK ANNOUNCE PAT DONOHUE
148:32RHUBARB (RA)
151:17applause--Welcome back Beausoleil/Michael talk
152:16CAN'T YOU SEE?
154:59APPLAUSE--
155:15FINAL CREDITS
156:45J'AI ETE AU BAL
159:22That's our show for tonight!

Guest Information
  • Ian Frazier
  • Peter Ostroushko
  • BeauSoleil
  • Scripts
  • Swedish Cajun Cafe
  • Silver Lining

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