April 5, 2003
Live from Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minnesota, with Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, special Bemidji guests, and Peter Ostroushko joins the Shoe Band.

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00:00Logo
00:12Tishomingo Blues
02:55GK talks about Minnesota, Canadian security test, Paul Bunyan, Bemidji
06:41Wipe Out - Red Line Swingers (Bemidji State University Hockey Pep Band)
08:06GK introduces pep band members, they play the school song
10:49Paul Bunyan script
15:13Black-Eyed Susie - Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder
17:57Simple Life - Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder
21:36Guy Noir script
32:19Powdermilk Biscuit Break
33:55GK talks about Bemidji
35:48GK talks to Becky Livermore, audience member and expert gardener
38:15GK talks about Concordia Language Village, speakers translate into various languages
48:37Vince Lombardi Madrigal - Bemidji State Chamber Singers
51:26GK talks about Bemidji State University, Mississippi River
54:36Of the Father's Love Begotten - Bemidji State Chamber Singers
57:17Lord, Won't You Come Down Here - GK, Ricky Skaggs, Bemidji State Chamber Singers
1:03:03Intermission - Dinah
1:07:00GK talks more about Bemidji
1:10:39Greetings
1:13:29Laverne's Res Rag - Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
1:17:35SFX script - Tom Keith
1:26:20GK talks with Susan Carol Hauser, English professor at BSU
1:29:23Goin' to the Ceili - Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder
1:33:07Uncle Pen - Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder
1:36:32Monologue
1:50:09Bemidji Blues - Shoe Band
1:53:09Credits
1:53:56Bemidji Tourism
1:55:22Lord Won't you Come Down Here reprise

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GK with Ricky Skaggs Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder
Susan Carol Hauser BSU Chamber Singers
Ostroushko and Donohue Keith and Russell

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  • Peter Ostroushko
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  • Paul Bunyan
  • Guy Noir
  • SFX - Tom Keith

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