June 22, 2002
Live from Fraze Pavilion in Kettering, Ohio, with the Hopeful Gospel Quartet, Mark Thomsen, Sonja Thompson, and Peter Ostroushko.

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00:11Tishomingo Blues
02:01Inventors script
09:39Dayton Cakewalk Delight - Peter Ostroushko and Shoe band
12:58When I Get Home I'm Gonna Be Satisfied - Hopeful Gospel Quartet
16:40Homegrown Tomatoes - Hopeful Gospel Quartet
18:48Catchup script
21:57Fishing script
26:42Walk of Life - Hopeful Gospel Quartet
30:36Powdermilk Biscuit Break
32:27GK talks about next half-hour
32:59Prayer script
38:24Meditation From the Thin Space of St. Paul's Chapel
43:12En ferment les yeux (The Dream of Des Grieux) - Mark Thomsen
47:06Pizza script
49:08Minneapolis Beach script
57:35Little Baby- Mollie O'Brien
1:01:18Intermission - Jazz Me Blues
1:08:36Church Bell Blues - Pat Donohue and band
1:12:37Raised by the Railroad Line- Hopefuls
1:16:15GK talks about Ohio
1:21:44La donna e mobile - Mark Thomsen
1:25:15Sjungom studentens lyckliya dag (Student's Lucky Day) - Mark Thomsen
1:44:36You're Running Wild - Robin & Linda Williams
1:47:27Bertha's Kitty Boutique script
1:49:44Never Got Off The Ground - Mollie O'Brien
1:54:21Marvin & Mavis sing a tribute to Bob Dylan, Under the Boardwalk

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Robin Williams Linda Williams
Mollie O'Brien Peter Ostroushko
Mark Thomsen One hot day in Ohio

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  • Fishing
  • Prayer
  • Bella Amorosa Pizza
  • Minneapolis Beach Club
  • Bertha's Kitty Boutique
  • Marvin and Mavis [lyrics]

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