November 30, 2002
Live from the Town Hall on West 43rd Street in New York City, with U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins, the Battlefield Band from Scotland and accordionist Dan Newton joins the Guy's All-Start Shoe Band.

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00:11Tishomingo Blues
02:58GK talks about New York, geography
05:20Over the River and Through the Woods with Thanksgiving in NYC script
12:28Goin' to New York - Pat Donohue and band
15:42In November - GK and Shoe Band
19:24Ketchup script
22:11GK intros Billy Collins
23:35Billy Collins reads "You, Reader"
25:23Billy Collins reads "Afternoon with Irish Cows"
27:33Billy Collins reads "The Lanyard"
30:42Billy Collins reads "Flock"
31:50Billy Collins reads "Surprise" and "No Time"
34:22Powdermilk Biscuit Break
36:02The Merry Macs - The Battlefield Band
41:31Mi Y'Malel - Richard Dworsky and the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
44:25Guy Noir script
59:06Intermission - Dill Pickle Rag
1:06:38Do It Now - Pat Donohue and Shoe Band
1:09:05Hotel Minnesota script
1:10:33GK talks about New York
1:11:22American Plumbing Foundation script
1:12:19Right Key in the Wrong Keyhole - Dan Newton and band
1:16:31GK talks to Battlefied Band
1:18:04Camden Town - Battlefield Band
1:22:48Bonnie Jeannie Deans - Battlefield Band
1:44:30My Oasis - Richard Dworsky
1:46:55Billy Collins reads "Snow Day"
1:51:25The Brain script into DJ McLeod's - The Battlefiled Band

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Billy Collins and GK The Battlefield Band
Fred Newman, Tim Russell and Sue Scott Billy Collins
Alan Reid and Pat Kilbride Garrison Keillor

A Note from Garrison
Guest Recordings
  • Battlefield Band
  • Dan Newton
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  • Battlefield Band
  • Dan Newton
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  • Thanksgiving in NYC
  • Ketchup
  • Guy Noir
  • Hotel Minnesota
  • American Plumbing Foundation
  • The Brain
  • In November [lyrics]

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