October 25, 2003
From The Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul
We hosted whirling Swedish dervishes Väsen, a gleeful, modern ensemble rooted in the folk tradition of Uppland, Sweden. We were also joined by fiddle player and singer Andrea Zonn, whose elegant sound is influenced by an uncommon mix of bluegrass, country, Celtic, and folk music.

This programs was rebroadcast on March 25, 2006. Listen to the show as aired during the rebroadcast. Trouble with the link? Try this one.

There were a couple of different bits in for variety's sake:

00:50:12Republicans Script
00:53:36"Cincinnati Rag" - Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
01:33:16"My Oasis" - Richard Dworsky


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Segment 1
00:00:00Logo (APM)
00:00:12Tishomingo Blues
00:02:48GK Open, talks about the weather, aid to Iraq, Asian carp
Segment 2
00:05:27"Life Is Just One Thing After Another" - GK and band
00:14:59"Bugle Call Rag" - Stuart Duncan, Pat Donohue, Shoe Bandt
Segment 3
00:11:40Rhubarb script
00:15:48GK talks about Väsen
00:17:43"Vilse i Betlandet (Lost in the Sugar Beet Field)"
00:22:02"Dim Lights, Thick Smoke, and Loud Loud Music" - GK and band
00:25:42GK talks to Väsen about their American tour
00:27:38"Slunken" - Väsen
00:32:30Columbus poem
00:34:50Powdermilk Biscuit Break
Segment 4
00:36:19SFX script
00:40:34GK intros Andrea Zonn
00:41:50"Heads Up For the Wrecking Ball" - Andrea Zonn and her band
00:45:04"Pages" - Andrea Zonn and her band
Segment 5
00:48:58 Guy Noir script
00:59:23Intermission- Swing 42
Segment 6
01:03:33Catchup script
01:06:46GK talks to Stuart Duncan
01:07:52"Growlin' Old Man"/"Angelina Baker" - Stuart Duncan and Shoe Band
01:11:43Greetings
Segment 7
01:15:35"Grumble While You Work" - Sue Scott, Tim Russell, Tom Keith
01:16:26GK talks to Andrea Zonn
01:17:37"In My Own Backyard" - Andrea Zonn
01:21:44"Wait 'Til the Clouds Roll By" - Andrea Zonn and Garrison Keillor
Segment 8
01:26:20Darkness script
01:31:52GK talks to Väsen
01:33:05"Pedalpolska" - Väsen
Segment 9
01:37:53The News from Lake Wobegon
Segment 10
01:52:33"Maiden's Prayer" - Stuart, Andrea, and band
01:54:50"I Never Go Around Mirrors" - GK, Andrea, Stuart, and Shoe band
01:56:42Credits
01:58:12"Goodnight Ladies"/"Roanoke" closer

Photos from the show
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Andrea Zonn with band Väsen's fiddler

Guest Information
  • Väsen
  • Andrea Zonn
  • Stuart Duncan
  • Guest Recordings
  • Väsen
  • Andrea Zonn
  • Stuart Duncan

  • Scripts
  • Darkness
  • Grumble While You Work
  • Catchup
  • Republicans
  • Guy Noir
  • Rhubarb
  • SFX
  • Life is Just One Thing After Another
  • Music Information
    Performers, music sources and credits

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