May 4, 2002
Live from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, with classical violinist Midori, and the Ensemble Singers of the Plymouth Music Series.

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00:14Tishomingo Blues
03:20GK talks about spring, President Bush's Farm bill, Good Morning America taped in Minnesota this week, Governor Ventura closed gov. mansion but not his mouth
07:33Welcome Spring - Ensemble Singers of the Plymouth Music Series
10:16Sentimental Gentleman From Georgia - Andy Stein and Shoe Band
13:05Reliable Brain Surgery script
15:45Centerfield - GK and band
19:45Blue Boppin '- Pat Donohue and Shoe band
22:04GK talks to Philip Brunelle
23:22Lebenslust - Ensemble Singers, with Garrison's translation
27:11Powdermilk Biscuit Break
29:03GK introduces Midori
30:16Syncopation - Midori
32:41Melodie (Dance of the Blessed Spirits) - Midori
36:13GK talks with Midori
37:14Fishing script
43:22Song of Solomon/ 23rd Psalm- Ensemble Singers of the Plymouth Music Series
49:48Married Life script
56:05Where Could I Go? - GK and the Ensemble Singers
1:01:56Intermission - Runnin' Wild
1:10:44New York phrases/insults segment with Alan Frechtman
1:22:35Introduction and Tarantella - Midori
1:30:35Romance at the Ryman - Rich Dworsky
1:47:40El Hambo- Ensemble Singers of the Plymouth Music Series
1:50:39Rhubarb script, credits, Bye Bye Love closer

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Midori backstage Philip Brunelle
Tom Keith Midori
Alan Frechtman Ensemble Singers of the Plymouth Music Series

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  • Ensemble Singers of the Plymouth Music Series
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  • Reliable Brain Surgery
  • Fishing
  • Married Life
  • Rhubarb
  • Welcome Spring [lyrics]
  • Where Could I Go? [lyrics]

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