January 27, 2001
Live from the Fitzgerald Theater on Exchange Street in downtown St. Paul, A Prairie Home Companion welcomes Butch Thompson, trumpet player Duke Heitger, Robin & Linda Williams, and Leo Kottke, wizard of the twelve string guitar.

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Pamela Brown (Leo Kottke)
News from Lake Wobegon

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00:12Tishomingo Blues
02:06GK Talk - Open script
04:06GK Talks to Linda Williams about her Surgery
05:05How Happy I Am - Pat Donohue and Band with Robin, Linda, and GK
08:45Phone Numbers script
16:22Applause, GK Talk About James P. Johnson
17:11Ain'tcha Got Music - Butch and Band
19:53Applause, GK Talk More About JP Johnson
21:08Old Fashioned Love - Butch and Duke
23:46Applause, GK Back Announce, Talk to Robin and Linda
25:41You're Runnin' Wild - Robin and Linda w/ Band
28:35Applause, GK Back Announce
29:01Powdermilk Biscuit Break
30:46Applause, GK Back Announce
31:04Guy Noir script
39:49Applause, GK Back Announce
40:05GK Talk with Leo
41:58Too Fast - Leo Kottke
45:27Applause into Eight Miles High
49:31Applause, GK Back Announce
49:54Ugly Duckling Script, Applause Over End
1:02:00GK Banter
1:02:29Royal Garden Blues - Intermission
1:05:44Applause, Welcome Back to the Second Half
1:05:58Mama's Cocktail Lounge
1:06:51Greetings, T-TUTT Announcement
1:11:05Disco Script
1:14:41Applause, GK Talks to Robin and Linda
1:16:01The Blues Come Around
1:19:10Applause into "Together All Alone"
1:24:33Applause, GK Back Announce
1:44:18If I Could Be With You - Butch and Duke
1:46:58Applause, GK Back Announce
1:47:12Ketchup Script
1:50:32Applause, GK Talk to Leo
1:51:00Pamela Brown - Leo Kottke
1:54:05Applause, GK Back Announce, Intro Contest Winners
1:57:28How Happy I Am Reprise

Photos from the show
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Leo Kottke playing "Too Fast" Robin and Linda Williams and "You're Runnin' Wild"
Leo Kottke in Guy Noir Butch Thompson
Duke Heitger Winners of our Winter Trip Giveaway (staff member Alan Frechtman is regrettably the one in the shorts)
Robin and Linda in rehearsal

Guest Recordings
  • Leo Kottke
  • Robin & Linda Williams
  • Butch Thompson
  • Duke Heitger
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    Guest Information
  • Leo Kottke
  • Robin & Linda Williams
  • Butch Thompson
  • Duke Heitger
  • Scripts
  • Phone Numbers
  • Guy Noir
  • Ugly Duckling
  • Mama's Lounge
  • Disco
  • Ketchup

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