A Prairie Home Companion
SATURDAY, April 17, 1999


Music performed on A Prairie Home Companion, April 17, 1999
Peoria Civic Center, Peoria, Illinois


(5th ANNUAL) Talent From Towns Under Two Thousand Contest

Performers:

Garrison Keillor, Sue Scott, Tim Russell, Tom Keith
The Guys All-Star Shoe Band: Richard Dworsky, piano; Andy Stein, fiddle, tenor sax; Pat Donohue, guitar; Greg Hippen, bass; Arnie Kinsella, percussion
Guests:
1998 WINNER:
The Virtual Consort: Peter Blanchette, archguitar; Charles Schneeweis, trumpet; Jean Chaine, bass

1999 FINALISTS:
Bobby Arnell: electric guitar
Groveton Marimba Band, under the direction of Maria Minnaar: Martha Mericle, Heather Ellis, Kathy Page, Autumn Dial, Matthew Ibañez, Rahmin Massudi, Brendon Fowler (2nd place)
Jill Jones and The Lone Star Chorale: Jill Jones, lead vocals, rhythm guitar; Doug Floyd, vocals, mandolin, guitar, banjo; Lynn Daniel, bass; Greg Lowry, dobro
Nikki Matteson, guitar, vocals (The Ray Markland Stagehand's Award)
Jason Moody, violin (1st place)
Uncle Henry's Favorites: Ellen Vigour, mandolin; Pete Vigour, fiddle; Jim Childress, guitar; Mark Beall, bass
TISHOMINGO BLUES (Opening theme)
Garrison Keillor, GASB
w/m: Spencer Williams; new words: Garrison Keillor
( 1917 Joseph W. Stern and Co.; (c) 1989 Garrison Keillor
MUSICIANS' FIGHT SONG (THE VICTORS)
Garrison Keillor, Bobby Arnell, Groveton Marimba Band, Jill Jones and The Lone Star Chorale, Nikki Matteson, Jason Moody, Uncle Henry's Favorites, GASB
w/m: Louis Elbel; new words: Garrison Keillor
(c) 1936 The Thorton W. Allen Co.; (c) 1995, 1999 Garrison Keillor
Marimba medley
Groveton Marimba Band
rec: "Chaia Marimba," Bofar Music

SKOKIAAN
w: Tom Glazer; m: August Machon Musarurgwa
(c) 1952 (Renewed 1954) Gallo (Africa) Ltd.

IN THE MOOD
w/m: Joe Garland
(c) 1934 (Renewed 1960) Shapiro, Bernstein & Co. Inc.
GETTING SOME FUN (OUT OF LIFE) (Groveton Marimba Band playoff)
The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
w/m: Edgar Leslie, Joseph A. Burke
(c) Leslie/Burke/Fred Ahlert Music
"T-TUTT History" script: AMAZING GRACE
Arnie Kinsella (tap dancing on drums)
w: John Newton; m: Traditional (American)

DANNY BOY
Tom Keith (chainsaw sfx)
w: Fred E. Weatherly; m: Traditional Irish

TROUBLE IN MIND
Nikki Matteson
w/m: Richard M. Jones
(c) 1925 Leeds Music Corp.
NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOU'RE DOWN AND OUT (Nikki Matteson playoff)
The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
w/m: Jimmie Cox
(c) 1923, 1929, 1950, 1959 1963 (Renewed) MCA Music Publishing
JOHN HENRY
Uncle Henry's Favorites
w/m: Traditional (American)
BOIL THAT CABBAGE DOWN (Uncle Henry's Favorites playoff)
The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
m: Traditional
"WESTERN" THEME ("The Lives of the Cowboys" theme)
The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
m: Pat Donohue, Richard Dworsky, The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
(c) 1994

DE CAMPTOWN RACES
Rich Dworsky (underscore)
w/m: Stephen Foster
(c) 1850 F. D. Benteen

WHEN IT'S MOONLIGHT IN PEORIA AGAIN (MOONLIGHT ON THE RIVER COLORADO)
Garrison Keillor, PD
w: Billy Moll; m: Robert A. King; new words: Garrison Keillor
(c) 1930 Shapiro, Bernstein & Co.; (c) 1999 Garrison Keillor
TOCCATA AND FUGUE IN D MINOR
Bobby Arnell
m: Johann Sebastian Bach
JOHNNY B. GOODE (Bobby Arnell playoff)
The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
w/m: Chuck Berry
(c) 1958 Arc Music (BMI)
SINGING ON THE TRAIL
Jill Jones and The Lone Star Chorale
w/m: Fleming Allan
(c) 1946 (from the film by the same name)
arr: Jill Jones and The Lone Star Chorale
rec: "New Day"
HEY, GOOD LOOKIN' (Jill Jones and The Lone Star Chorale playoff)
The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
w/m: Hank Williams
(c) 1951 Acuff-Rose-Opryland Music
TAMBOURIN CHINOIS (op. 3)
Jason Moody, RD
m: Fritz Kreisler
(c) 1990 Carl Fischer, Inc.
RONDO ALL TURCA (from Sonata in A Major, K331) (Jason Moody playoff)
The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
m: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
BIO (JAMBALAYA)
Pat Donohue, GASB
w/m: Hank Williams; new words: Pat Donohue
(c) 1952 Acuff-Rose-Opryland Music; (c) Pat Donohue
THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR THE SUNRISE (Intermission)
The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
w: Eugene Sietz; m: Eugene Lockhart
(c) 1919 Chappell & Co., Ltd.
KETCHUP (THE GOOD YEARS) (in "Ketchup" script)
Rich Dworsky
w: Garrison Keillor; m: Richard Dworsky
(c) 1998 Garrison Keillor, Richard Dworsky
PE LOC
The Virtual Consort
m: Bela Bartok
rec: "A Night in the Village," Archguitar Music AGM-VC1
ROSETTA (under "Greetings")
Rich Dworsky
w/m: Earl Hines, Henri Woode
(c) 1933, 1935 (Renewed) Morley Music Co.
TOURDION
The Virtual Consort
m: Pierre Attaignant
rec: "Style Brise: The Broken Style," SBCD-1
STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER
Pat Donohue
w/m: John Lennon, Paul McCartney
(c) 1967 Northern Songs Ltd.
FANFARE #3 (REGAL) (Ray Markham Award announcement)
The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
m: Richard Dworsky
(c) 1998 Richard Dworsky
FANFARE #3 (REGAL) (runner-up annoucement)
The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
m: Richard Dworsky
(c) 1998 Richard Dworsky
DUELING MARIMBAS (DUELING BANJOS)
Groveton Marimba Band
w/m: Arthur Smith
(c) 1973
MOVE IT ON OVER
Pat Donohue, Garrison Keillor, GASB
w/m: Hank Williams; new words: Garrison Keillor
(c) 1947 Acuff-Rose-Opryland Music, Inc.; (c) Garrison Keillor
FANFARE EXTRAORDINAIRE (first place announcement)
The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
m: Richard Dworsky
(c) 1998 Richard Dworsky
BOWIN' THE STRINGS
Jason Moody, GASB
m: Traditional
WEARY BLUES / FAREWELL BLUES (playoff)
The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
w/m: Matthews, Greene, Cates/Schoebel, Mares, Rappolo
(c) 1956 / (c) 1923 Mills Music Inc.
arr: Andy Stein
Recordings available from Talent-from-Towns-Under-Two-Thousand contestants: Groveton Marimba Band (2nd place)
"Chaia Marimba" (Chaia Marimba Band), Bofar Music
"Chaia Marimba Music, Book 1" (teaching book and tape), Stone Wall Studios
(To purchase these recordings, send a request to Stone Wall Studios, Fm 355 Road, Groveton, TX 75845 or send an e-mail to stonewall@inu.net)
Jill Jones and The Lone Star Chorale
"New Day"
"Take Me Back" (The Hay County Gals)
"My Heart Keeps Singing (The Hay County Gals)
(To purchase these recordings, send a request to Jill Jones and The Lone Star Chorale, 501 York Creek Road, Driftwood, TX 78619 or send an e-mail to lonestarchorale@juno.com or visit their website at http://www.lonestarchorale.com)
Uncle Henry's Favorites
"Uncle Henry's Favorites"
(To purchase this recording, send a request to Uncle Henry's Favorites, 3131 Sugar Hill Lane, Crozet, VA 22932)
The Virtual Consort (1998 winner)
"Gymnopédie," Archguitar Music AGM-DVC3
"Archguitar Renaissance," Angelic Alternative Records AAR-VC1
"Archguitar Renaissance," Dorian, May release
"A Night in the Village," Archguitar Music AGM-VC1
"Style Brise: The Broken Style," SBCD-1
(To purchase these recordings, visit their website at http://www.archguitar.com or call 1-800-222-6079)

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