October 21, 2000
Live from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota, A Prairie Home Companion welcomes singer/songwriter Greg Brown, and the amazing Nashville Bluegrass Band.

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00:00Logo
00:13Tishomingo
01:45Welcome to Our Show…Big Winter in the Midwest, Winter Discourages Airs
04:58Way Downtown - Saturday Night in St. Paul
09:11Applause - GK Segue to Debates
09:32Bush-Gore Debates
15:25Millennium Stomp
17:51Applause - GK Intro House Band
18:09GK Intro Nashville Bluegrass Band
18:47Sugar in the Cocoa
21:22Applause - GK Talk With Nashville Bluegrass Band
23:32The Train Carryin' Jimmy Rogers Home
26:32Applause - GK Back Announce, Invite Fiddlers to do Hoedown Tunes 28:01 Hoedown of Hits
30:38Applause - Segue to Biscuit Break
31:02Powdermilk Biscuit Break
32:42Applause - GK Forward Promote Greg Brown
33:15Bats
43:20Applause
43:36GK Introduces Greg Brown
45:36The River Will Take You
48:44Applause - Greg Announce Next Tune
49:00Summer Evening
52:32Applause
52:52The Twelve Labors of Hercules
102:22Applause - GK Segue to Intermission
102:53Everybody Loves My Baby
106:28Welcome Back to the Second Half…
107:07Jack of Diamonds
109:56Applause - GK Back Announce/Greetings
112:37The Wreck of the '97
115:49Applause - GK Back Announce
116:11Ketchup - "I Don't Want to Lose Weight…"
119:09Applause - GK Talk With Greg Brown
120:47Never So Far
125:14Applause
125:33Monologue
147:33Applause
150:08Travellin' Railroad Man Blues
153:20Applause - GK Back Announce
153:49Duct Tape
155:17Applause - Credits
156:43Fool Such As I
157:55Katy Hill Playoff

Photos from the show

Fiddlers' Hoedown Greg Brown
Tim Russell in Bush-Gore Debate Roland White of The Nashville Bluegrass Band
Greg Brown singing "Never So Far" Stuart Duncan and Alan O' Bryant of The Nashville Bluegrass Band

Guest Information
  • Greg Brown
  • The Nashville Bluegrass Band
  • Scripts
  • Bush - Gore Debate
  • Bats
  • The Twelve Labors of Hercules
  • Ketchup Advisory Board
  • Duct Tape

  • Music Information
    Performers, music sources and credits
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