April 20, 2002
Live from the Town Hall in New York City, with U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins, English folk singer Kate Rusby and Fiddlers 4.

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00:11Tishomingo Blues
02:08GK talks about New York City, oil drilling
05:55Marble Top - Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
08:17Nobody Knows You - Garrison and band
12:22Catchup script
15:37GK intros Fiddlers 4
16:56I Know - Fiddlers 4
21:17Mazurka - Fiddlers 4
25:58Billy Collins reads "Love", "More Than A Woman", and "Sonnet"
35:00Powdermilk Biscuit Break
36:36Lives of the Cowboys script
46:40GK talks with Kate Rusby
48:55Cobbler's Daughter - Kate Rusby
53:32Botany Bay - Kate Rusby
59:39Intermission - The World is Waiting For The Sunrise
1:07:29Apartment script
1:10:45GK talks to U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins
1:12:30Billy Collins reads "Dharma", "Litany" and "Forgetfulness"
1:18:42Garrison talks to John and Kate
1:19:50I Courted A Sailor - Kate Rusby
1:25:18Monologue/ While We're Young
1:38:32Southern Hospitality - Richard Dworsky
1:41:23New York script
1:47:12You Don't Know My Mind - Pat Donohue
1:51:03Smoker script
1:51:51I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
1:58:15Edinburgh Flowers closer

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Kate Rusby Billy Collins
Fiddlers 4 Bruce Molsky
Kate Rusby Rushad Eggleston

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  • Kate Rusby
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  • Kate Rusby
  • Fiddlers 4
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  • Catchup
  • Lives of the Cowboys
  • Apartment
  • New York travelogue
  • Nobody Knows You [lyrics]

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