October 5, 2002
Live from St. Paul, Minnesota, it's our Season Opener and Street Dance with poet David Lehman, Latin band Salsa del Soul, and Dan Lund and Butch Thompson join the Shoe Band.

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00:12Tishomingo Blues
02:05GK talks about MN Twins, Bud Selig, into Twins-SFX script
07:16Tim Russell tells us who else is on the show
08:01Open script
09:55Back to the Old Backstage- GK and band
13:06Hammin' it Up- Pat Donohue, Dan Lund, and band
16:03N.R.A. script
18:08E.L.C.A script
19:58GK talks with David Lehman
23:00October 5- David Lehman
24:22March 8- David Lehman
25:18World Trade Center- David Lehman
26:48April 15- David Lehman
28:08January 1- David Lehman
29:35January 5- David Lehman
30:43April 9- David Lehman
31:42February 28- David Lehman
33:27August 25 (Commencement)- David Lehman
34:53Powdermilk Biscuit Break
37:08GK talks about the Street Dance following the show, intros Salsa del Soul
38:27Senor Serreno- Salsa del Soul
43:50Rompe Saraguey- Salsa del Soul
48:37Cowboys script
57:30Matchbox Blues- Pat Donohue and band
1:00:56Royal Garden Blues (Intermission)
1:05:22Greetings, Garrison talks to some audience members
1:10:56Krooked Blues- Butch Thompson
1:14:04Story of Bob script
1:22:35Manana por la Manana- Salsa del Soul
1:47:46The Clarinet Polka- Butch Thompson and band
1:49:58Love Poem for Stacey (January 26)- David Lehman
1:51:38GK brings out old piano, Johan Pa Snippen
1:54:03Credits, Next Time I'm in Town

Photos from the show
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Wilfredo Sanabria of Salsa del Soul David Lehman and GK
In the Rush Line for tickets Jose "Freddie" Reyes
Guitarist Dan Lund Click above to see photos of "Prairie Home" Karaoke

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  • N.R.A.
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  • Cowboys
  • The Story of Bob
  • Savoire Faire [lyrics]

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