May 12, 2001
Live from Chrysler Hall in Norfolk, Virginia, A Prairie Home Companion welcomes guitarist Stephen Bennett, blues duo Cephas & Wiggins, and Robin & Linda Williams and Their Fine Group.

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Walking Mama Blues (Cephas & Wiggins)
News from Lake Wobegon

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02:12GK Talk About Norfolk
05:26Marvin & Mavis Do Opera
09:12Applause, GK Back Announce, Intro Pat Donohue
10:07Jazz Name - Pat and Band
13:22Applause, GK Back Announce
18:00Applause, GK Intro Robin and Linda and Fine Group
19:14Things I've Learned - Robin, Linda, and Fine Group
22:08Applause, Robin Intro Next Tune
23:05Allow It - Robin and Group
26:17Applause, GK Back Announce
26:36American Pharmaceuticals
29:10Applause, GK Talk About Norfolk
34:29Perestroika - Stephen Bennett
37:29Applause, GK Back Announce, Powdermilk Biscuit Break
39:27Applause, GK Back Announce, Guy Noir
56:57Applause, GK Intro Cephas & Wiggins, Walking Mama Blues
01:00:07Applause, into Blue Day Blues - Cephas & Wiggins
01:04:32Applause, GK Talk With Cephas & Wiggins
01:06:37Talk About Piedmont Style, School Girl Blues
01:11:02Applause, GK Back Announce
01:11:45Intermission - Dr. Jazz
01:15:57Welcome Back to the Second Half, More Norfolk Talk, Greetings
01:21:35I'll Twin Mid the Ringlets - Linda, Robin and Fine Group
01:26:18Applause, GK Back Announce, Softly and Tenderly - GK, Robin, Linda, Band
01:31:00Applause, GK Back Announce, Monologue
01:51:57Going Home - Pat Donohue and Stephen Bennett
01:54:15Applause, GK Back Announce, Credits
01:56:58My Home's Across the Blue Ridge Mountains

Photos from the show
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Pat Donohue and Stephen Bennett John Cephas and Phil Wiggins in rehearsal
Robin & Linda Williams and their Fine Group Minor league baseball: the Norfolk Tides vs. the Buffalo Bisons
Stephen Bennett with his harp guitar Battleship Wisconsin in the Naval Museum in Norfolk
Battleship Wisconsin close-up

Guest Recordings
  • Stephen Bennett
  • Cephas & Wiggins
  • Robin & Linda Williams
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    Guest Information
  • Stephen Bennett
  • Cephas & Wiggins
  • Robin & Linda Williams
  • Scripts
  • Mavis & Marvin Do Opera
  • Catchup
  • American Pharmaceuticals
  • Guy Noir

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