January 25, 2003
Live from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota, with Philip Brunelle and the VocalEssence Ensemble Singers, Jearlyn Steele and Dan Newton joins the Shoe Band.

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00:12Tishomingo Blues
02:50GK talks about the snowfall
03:15Shake, Shake Mattie - Dan Newton and Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
06:48GK introduces the University of Minnesota Men's Hockey Pep Band members
08:45Minnesota March - U of MN pep band
12:06Minnesota Rouser - U of MN pep band and audience
14:30Um Yah Yah - VocalEssence
15:15Hockey Madrigal - VocalEssence
16:34Regret script
21:50Bombastic Medley - VocalEssence
26:58Powdermilk Biscuit Break
28:33GK introduces members of Vocal Essence
29:18Guy Noir script
42:21Sadie Green - Dan Newton and Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
46:07GK introduces Jearlyn Steele
48:40Blessed Assurance - Jearlyn Steele, Garrison Keillor, VocalEssence
55:48There is Power in the Blood/When We All Get To Heaven - Jearlyn Steele and GK
1:00:35Intermission - Swing Forty-Two
1:08:57Football Casting script
1:10:28Duct Tape script
1:13:37Back Pain script
1:17:44GK talks to Jearlyn Steele
1:20:02Down in the Valley - Jearlyn Steele and GK
1:23:46Ride on King Jesus - Vocal Essence
1:27:11Sanctus - VocalEssence
1:48:12Take My Hand, Precious Lord - Jearlyn Steele and GK
1:57:03When We All Get the Heaven closer

Photos from the show
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Jearlyn Steele VocalEssence
University of Minnesota Pep Band GK with Jearlyn Steele
VocalEssence with Philip Brunelle conducting Tom Keith, Tim Russell and Sue Scott

Guest Recordings
  • VocalEssense Ensemble Singers
  • Dan Newton
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  • VocalEssense Ensemble Singers
  • Jearlyn Steele
  • Dan Newton
  • Scripts
  • Regret
  • Guy Noir
  • Football Casting
  • Duct Tape
  • Back Pain
  • SFX

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